Injuries to Muscles, Bones, and Joints. Chapter Eight. Muscles. Type of soft tissue which contract and relax to produce various movements Three types of Muscle: Skeletal- attached to bones, produces body movement Smooth- Lines blood vessels, digestive tract, organs
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blood and nerves
Growth Plates – areas of developing cartilage near the ends of long bonesBones
Osteoporosis – the gradual weakening of bones that causes them to get brittle and break more easilyBones
There is moderate to severe swelling and discoloration
A snap or pop was heard or felt at the time of injury
It is an open fracture
The person cannot move or use the effected part normally
The area is cold or numb
The injured area is cold or numb
It involves the head, neck or spine
The person has trouble breathing
It is not possible to safely or comfortably move the person to a vehicle for transport to a hospitalCall 9-1-1 if -
A brain injury that involves a temporary loss of brain function resulting from a blow to the head.