My project is a representation of corticosteroid induced osteoporosis. The overall object of this project is to go over how the stages of bones development and repair can be disrupted using corticosteroids. My diagram shows the bone markings of two different types of bones. One is a healthy bone before corticosteroid use, this bone shows the periosteum (Red Fruit by the Foot), which covers the outer surface of the bone and contains blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic vessels that nourish compact bone. Articular cartilage (Blue Fruit by the Foot), which covers where the epiphyses meets other bones to form joints; helping to reduce friction and shock. Compact bone (White Chocolate) found under the periosteum, is known for being the dense to provide protection and strength to bones. Spongy bone (Rice Krispies), also known as cancellous bone, containing osteocytes housed in a network of matrix spikes called trabeculae. And an Epiphyseal line (White Chocolate), (former growth plate), an osseous tissue that replaced cartilage once the bone stops growing. The second diagram depicts a bone with osteoporosis. In this diagram you can see the difference as the compact bone has become much thinner and less trabeculae in cancellous bone making the appearance of larger holes.
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