Try our fun orthopedic quiz …
- What is the meaning of the word orthopedic?
- How many bones in the adult human body?
- In what part of the body are most of our bones located?
- What does PRP stand for, and what is it?
- Where is the largest bone in the human body?
- What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
- Where is the smallest bone in the human body?
- What is the most commonly broken bone in the adult human body?
- How are falls best prevented?
- What is the number one cited reason for seeing an orthopedic physician?
How did you do? Check your answers here:
- Orthopedic comes from the Latin “ortho” (meaning free from deformity) and “pais” (meaning child). Early orthopedists would brace children to grow upward, strong, and straight. At SOA we treat children as well as adults.
- The human skeleton at birth is composed of 270 bones. By adulthood, some of these have fused together and decrease to 206, reaching maximum density at around age 30.
- Hands have the most bones, 27 in each hand. Feet are a close second with 26 in each foot.
- PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Blood is drawn, then centrifuged to separate the blood from the platelets; it is then injected into the appropriate site. The theory is that a large quantity of platelets might contribute to healing factors.
- The femur, or thighbone, is the largest bone in your body.
- RFA is a procedure where a specialized needle uses heat at a nerve site to block pain signals to the brain.
- The smallest bone is found in the middle ear, called the stapes.
- Almost half of adult broken bones are in the arm.
- Exercising may reduce injuries and improve balance.
- Knee pain was cited as the number reason in the U.S. for visiting an orthopedic physician.
Did you learn something new about orthopedics? Want more? Be sure to check all our blogs for information on many of these subjects, or, goto our home page at www.SOA.md and learn all about us. Our goal is to get our patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life! Call us at 941-951-2663 (BONE) for an appointment at one of our three locations with one of our thirteen orthopedic physicians.