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Can you describe the factors that affect growth and their relevance when considering the repair of damage to musculo-skeletal systems?

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Can you describe the factors that affect growth and their relevance when considering the repair of damage to musculo-skeletal systems?

The musculoskeletal system (or muscular system) consists of the skeletal system -- bones and joints -- and the skeletal muscle system-- muscles producing movement, tendons, ligaments and joints. These two systems work to provide basic functions that are essential to life, including protection for the brain and other vital organs, movement and support, blood cell formation, and storage.

The skeletal system serves as the main storage system for calcium and phosphorus and contains critical components of the hematopoietic system. Because many other body systems, including the nervous, vascular, and integumentary systems, are interrelated, disorders of one of these systems may also affect the musculoskeletal system and complicate diagnosis

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system most often involve motion deficits or functional disorders. The degree of impairment depends on the specific problem and its severity. Skeletal and articular disorders are by far the most common; however, primary muscular diseases, neurologic deficits, toxins, endocrine aberrations, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, blood and vascular disorders, nutritional imbalances or deficits, and occasionally congenital defects are diagnosed as well

Movement of the body is dependent on the proper functioning of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. If any one of these parts of the body is altered or injured, the result can be loss or change in the body's ability to move.
Muscle movement and ...

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