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Bone Tissue. Bone Markings  Bulges, depressions, and holes serve as –Sites of attachment for muscles, ligaments, and tendons –Joint surfaces –Conduits.

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1 Bone Tissue

2 Bone Markings  Bulges, depressions, and holes serve as –Sites of attachment for muscles, ligaments, and tendons –Joint surfaces –Conduits for blood vessels and nerves

3 Bone Markings: Projections  Sites of muscle and ligament attachment –Tuberosity—rounded projection –Crest—narrow, prominent ridge –Trochanter—large, blunt, irregular surface –Line—narrow ridge of bone –Tubercle—small rounded projection –Epicondyle—raised area above a condyle –Spine—sharp, slender projection –Process—any bony prominence

4 Table 6.1

5 Bone Markings: Projections  Projections that help to form joints –Head Bony expansion carried on a narrow neck –Facet Smooth, nearly flat articular surface –Condyle Rounded articular projection –Ramus Armlike bar

6 Table 6.1

7 Bone Markings: Depressions and Openings  Meatus –Canal-like passageway  Sinus –Cavity within a bone  Fossa –Shallow, basinlike depression  Groove –Furrow  Fissure –Narrow, slitlike opening  Foramen –Round or oval opening through a bone

8 Table 6.1

9 Cartilage – Three types  Hyaline – Most abundant –Articular cartilages – cover the ends of bones at moveable joints –Costal cartilages – connect the ribs and sternum –Laryngeal cartilages – for the skeleton of the larynx (voice box) –Tracheal and bronchial cartilages – reinforce the respiratory passages –Nasal cartilages – support the external nose.

10 Cartilage  Elastic – Contains more stretchy elastic fibers. –Found in the external ear and form the epiglottis, the flap that closes on the larynx when you swallow.  Fibrocartilage – Rows of chondrocytes and thick collagen fibers –Very high tensile strength and compressible. Found between the vertebral disks, the pad- like cartilages of the knee, and the pubic symphysis.

11 Cartilage  Cartilage grows in two ways: –Appositional growth – growth from the outside. –Interstitial growth – growth from within.

12 Functions of Bones  Support – Bones give shape and support to the entire body and provide places for organs to attach. Allows standing, etc.  Protection – Cranial bones protect the brain, vertebrae protect the spinal cord, rib cage protects the thoracic organs.  Movement – Skeletal muscles, which are attached to bone by tendons, use bones to move the body and its parts.

13 Functions continued  Mineral storage - Calcium and phosphorus are stored in bones and are constantly being deposited and withdrawn.  Blood cell formation – AKA hematopoiesis occurs in the marrow of certain bones.

14 Four Classes of Bone (bases on shape)  Long Bones – Longer than they are wide. Consist of a shaft and 2 ends. All bones of the limbs are long bones except the carpals, tarsals, and patella.  Short Bones – Roughly cube-like. Tarsals and carpals.  Flat Bones – Thin, flat, and usually somewhat curved. Sternum, ribs, scapula, and cranial bones.

15 Four Classes of Bone  Irregular Bones – Bones that don’t fit any of the previous shapes. Vertebrae and pelvic bones.

16 Structure of Bones  Two layers. The external layer that appears smooth and solid is compact bone. Internal to this is the spongy bone. –Spongy bone is comprised of small, needle- like pieces called trabeculae that form a honeycomb. The spaces between trabeculae are filled with red or yellow bone marrow. –Long bones are primarily compact bone, but may have a fair amount of spongy bone. –Flat bones have two parallel layers of compact bone with a layer of spongy bone between.

17 General Structure of Long Bones  Diaphysis – The shaft or long axis of the bone. It has a thick collar of compact bone that surrounds the central medullary cavity that contains fat (yellow bone marrow).  Epiphysis – The ends of the bone consisting of the distal epiphysis and proximal epiphysis. The exterior is compact bone while the interior is spongy bone. The joint surfaces of each are covered with a thin layer of articluar (hyaline) cartilage which absorbs stress and cushions during movement.




21 Structure of a Flat Bone Figure 6.4

22 Location of Red Bone Marrow  Red marrow is known as hematopoietic tissue because it gives rise to blood cells. –Typically found within the cavities of spongy bone. –In adults, the medullary cavity extends into the epiphyses, and a little red marrow is found in most long bones. Blood cell production is limited to the head of the femur and humorous.

23 Location of Red Bone Marrow –More important are the flat bones (sternum) and irregular bones (pelvic bones). –Yellow marrow can be converted to red marrow if a person becomes anemic and needs enhanced Red Blood Cell production.




27 Bone Tissue Pages 3&4 of notes will be on a WS

28 Composition of bone tissue  Bone tissue is composed of 2 types of tissues –Organic –Inorganic

29 Organic portion: 35% of mass  The organic portion consists of the bone cells and the organic matrix –The Bone cells are the: Osteocytes Osteoblasts Osteoclasts FYI: There are also osteoprogenitor cells that are the precursers to blasts & cytes. They are derived from mesenchyme & found on all bone surfaces.

30 Blasts, clasts & Cytes

31 Organic portion  The Organic Matrix aka. Osteoid –is produced by the osteoblasts Analogy: The organic matrix is the portion that is deposited first as the “grillwork” or framework of the bone during the process of OSTEOGENESIS It consists of ground substance and collagen fibers produced by CT cells Its function is to provide the bone with tensile strength and resilience – in other words, to make the bone a little flexible Review: ground substance, collagen fibers & EC matrix functions!!

32 Inorganic matrix: 65% of mass  The inorganic matrix consists of inorganic salt compounds mainly: –Calcium & phosphorus salt compounds  Its function is to give Strength to the bone  Analogy: It is formed during OSTEOGENESIS by the process of Mineralization –The inorganic matrix minerals are deposited into the organic matrix “grillwork” –The enzyme alkaline phosphatase mediates this process

33 Two types of bone tissue Know slides, locations, functions

34 Compact bone tissue (cbt)  Arranged in OSTEONS aka Haversian system  Contains a series of openings that permit exchange of materials between osteocytes (& other bone cells) and the blood.  Location: look at diagrams

35 Osteon diagram – cross section

36 osteocytes  Lacunae, osteocytes, & canaliculi

37 Osteon diagram – sagittal section

38 Cancellous (spongy) bone tissue  Main structures are the trabeculae which are needlelike structures of minerals that are arranged along stress lines to provide strength  Materials are exchanged by diffusion since there are NO canals for passage  Location: ends of long bones & middle of flat, short, and irregular bones



41 Bone marrow  Aka myeloid tissue  Yellow bone marrow –Fat storage –Found in medullary canal of long bones  Red bone marrow –Found in spongy bone (ends of long bones, flat bones, irregular bones) –Hematopoiesis (formation of all blood cells)



44 Types of growth  Longitudinal growth – bone growth in length at epiphyseal plates (till plates ossify)  Appositional growth – bone growth in diameter (throughout life) –Known as remodeling  These 2 types work together to make the bones long enough & strong enough

45 Regulation of bone growth  Bone is a dynamic and active tissue. They are constantly being remodeled according to the activities that we do.  Main factor = Ca levels in blood  Ca imp for bone strength but also for nervous & muscular system to work correctly!!!

46 Regulation by hormonal feedback  Purpose: to maintain optimal ionic calcium levels in blood –This is your body’s TOP priority!!!  A main factor that affects what our bone tissue does is our blood calcium level –Optimum blood Ca 2+ level = 9-11 mg/100 ml of blood –Calcium ions are VERY important for muscle & nervous function – our body cares more about this level than it does our bone strength!!


48 Regulation by hormonal feedback  PTH (parathyroid gland) – activated when Ca levels in blood are too low –(hypocalcemia) - promotes calcium reabsorption –Calcium will go from bone to blood  Calcitonin (thyroid gland) activated when Ca levels in blood are too high –(hypercalcemia) - promotes calcium deposition –Calcium will go from blood to bone

49 Regulation by mechanical stress  Purpose: keep bones strong –This is the secondary purpose  Wolff’s law states that bones will grow according to the stresses placed upon them –So activities that compress bones and pull on muscles which pull on bones can make bones stronger

50 How they work together to regulate  PTH & calcitonin (hormones) determine WHEN the remodeling will occur –Primary purpose = Ca 2+ regulation in blood  The Mechanical stresses determine WHERE the remodeling will occur –Secondary purpose = where will the calcium ions be deposited or reabsorbed from

51 Fractures & Disorders This section of info will be part of a lab practical quiz along with the tissue slides & functions from earlier in the notes

52 Instructions Construct a chart or other type of graphic organizer for the 9 types of fractures You will also need to be able to identify the X-rays or pictures of each. See Lab practical slide study on webpage for quiz review.

53 Common types of fractures  1. Comminuted –Bone breaks into many fragments –Common in aged whose bones are more brittle (contain less organic matrix)

54 Common types of fractures  2. Compression –Bone is crushed –Common on osteoporotic bones (or bones that are porous for other reasons)

55 Common types of fractures  3. Depressed –Broken bone portion is pressed inward –Typical of skull fracture

56 Common types of fractures  4. Impacted –Broken bone ends are forced into each other –Commonly occurs when one attempts to break a fall with outstretched arms –Or when one jumps off something too high

57 Impacted

58 Common types of fractures  5. Spiral –Ragged break occurs when excessive twisting forces are applied to a bone –Common sports fracture

59 Spiral fractures

60 Spiral fracture

61 Common types of fractures  6. Greenstick –Bone breaks incompletely, much in the way a green twig breaks –Common in children whose bones are more flexible (more organic matrix present)

62 7. Simple fracture  Bone does not protrude through skin

63 8. Compound Fractures  Bone protrudes through skin

64 9. Epiphyseal fracture  Bone shears off at growth plate  Can cause problems with early ossification at location of break

65 Example:Clavicle fracture

66 Example: Fracture

67 Example: dislocation

68 Disorders

69 Osteoporosis  Define: –reabsorption outpaces deposition –chemical composition remains the same BUT less total bone mass –SO bones become more porous & lighter –Which leads to fractures & deformities from body weight  Who is affected? –Mainly: Aged, post-menopausal women

70 osteoporosis  Contributing factors –Decreased estrogen –Decreased calcium & protein –Vitamin D metabolic disorders –Hormone conditions –Insufficient exercise –Immobility  Treatments –Replace what is missing –Medication for metabolic disorders

71 osteoporosis

72 Osteomalacia (rickets)  Define: –Chemical composition is abnormal (% are not right) –Increase in organic matrix – decrease in inorganic matrix –Indequate mineralization so bones are too soft –Lack of calcium deposition  Who is affected? –More severe effects in children since they are still growingbut primarily a nutritional disorder

73 osteomalacia  Contributing factors: –Vitamin D &/or calcium deficiency –Poor nutrition  Treatments: –Supplementation –Sunlight: think about why Vitamin D deficiency would lead to this disorder!

74 osteomalacia

75 Other disorders – add to notes  Osteomyolitis: inflammation of bone and muscle  Gigantism: excess of growth hormone before epiphyseal plates have ossified  Acromegaly: excess of growth hormone after epiphyseal plates have ossified  Dwarfism: deficit of growth hormone as well as other factors  Achondroplasia: most common form of dwarfism– autosomal dominant but can be from mutation

76 gigantism  Robert Wadlow  Lots of internal health problems including joint problems

77 acromegaly  Epiphyseal plates are sealed so bones can only grow in diameter/thickness

78 achondroplasia  Disproportionate dwarfism  Normal torso & head  Short arms & legs

79 Hypopituitary dwarfism  More proportionate dwarfism

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