What are the common disorders of the skeletal system?
A number of disorders affect the skeletal system, including bone fractures and bone cancers. The two most common disorders of the skeletal system are osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Osteoporosis is an age-related disorder in which bones lose mass, weaken, and break more easily than normal bones.
What is a skeletal disorder?
Genetic disorders of the bones and joints (skeletal disorders) are a large group (hundreds) of rare clinically distinct and genetically varied conditions that affect fetal bones as they develop in the uterus. They may affect bones in different ways with some being more while others are less severe.
What are some common diseases of the joints?
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Tennis elbow.
- Polymyalgia rheumatica.
- Hip fracture.
What are common muscle diseases?
Common primary diseases of the muscular system include inflammatory myopathies, such as polymyositis and dermatomyositis , muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, rhabdomyolysis, and cardiomyopathy, among others.