Musculoskeletal Pathology Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to describe the pathophysiology of a musculoskeletal condition or disease and to identify various factors related to etiology, presentation, function, and treatment.

Research a specific musculoskeletal diagnosis in one of the following categories:

  1. Musculoskeletal trauma
  2. Specific bone disease
  3. Muscular disease/disorder


  1. Locate at least 2 recent (within past 10 years) peer-reviewed research articles related to the disease you chose. One article must represent a scientific-based narrative about the condition itself. Another article should represent descriptive or experimental research related to the disease. You may utilize other resources as needed to supplement your paper.


  1. Write a 2-3 page paper which addresses the following:


  1. Disease/disorder name and classification
  2. Pathophysiological processes associated with the condition
  3. Clinical presentation of the disease/condition
  4. Effects upon an individual’s function
  5. Factors that may influence occurrence and/or progression (environmental, occupational, etc.)
  6. Overall prognosis
  7. Identify a recent research development related to this condition.



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