Integumentary and Musculoskeletal System Case Study

Several months ago, a young woman fell while rock climbing and her left leg was wedged tightly into a crevice. The resulting injury was severe and required amputation below the knee. She has reported to her physician that she continues to suffer from phantom limb pain.

Based on the scenario given above, answer the following:

  • What theory explains the type of pain experienced by the woman described in the scenario?
  • Nociceptors are free nerve endings in the afferent peripheral nervous system (PNS) that selectively respond to different stimuli. Please categorize according to stimulus which they respond to and the properties of the nerve fibers associated with them.
  • Which fibers would most likely be responsible for causing the client’s phantom limb pain?
MODEL ANSWER

The integumentary system is an organ system consisting of the skin, hair, nails, and exocrine glands. The skin is only a few millimeters thick ……….PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER………is by far the largest organ in the body. The average person’s skin weighs 10 pounds and has a surface area of almost 20 square feet. Skin forms the body’s outer covering and forms a barrier to protect the body from chemicals, disease, UV light, and physical damage. Hair and nails extend from the skin to ……..PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER…………..the skin and protect it from environmenta …………….The musculoskeletal system provides form, support, stability, and movement to the body. It is made up of the bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, ……..PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER………., ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together.The muscular system is composed of specialized cells called muscle fibers. Their predominant function is contractibility. Muscles, attached to …………PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER………….or internal organs and blood vessels, are responsible for movement. Nearly all movement in the body is the result of muscle contraction. Exceptions to this are the action of ………….PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER…., the flagellum on sperm cells, and amoeboid movement

The theory of…………..PLACE ORDER FOR COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER…………

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