Pediatric Musculoskeletal Disorders : Nursing Course


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A childhood injury where a young, soft bone bends and partially breaks is referred to as:

a greenstick fracture.

Rationale: The softness and flexibility of a child’s bone can result in a greenstick fracture. In a greenstick fracture, the bone cracks but doesn't break all the way through — like when you try to break a green stick of wood.


Human bones grow in width and length at growth plates called:

epiphyses.

Rationale: The expanded articular end of a long bone, developed from a secondary ossification center, which during the period of growth is either entirely cartilaginous or is separated from the shaft by a cartilaginous disk.


The act of rising to a standing position by using the hands and arms to “walk up the legs” is called:

Gower’s Sign.

Rationale:

The nurse assigned to care for a child with equinovarus would expect treatment to include:

progressive application of multiple casts.

Rationale:

The palpable sensation of the femoral head slipping into the acetabulum is referred to as:

Ortolani’s sign.

Rationale:

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