For this discussion please describe an axial skeleton injury in a sport of your choosing. The axial skeleton includes the skull, spine, ribs, and sternum, the joints between those segments, and the muscles that control those segments. There are examples of axial skeleton injuries in Chapters 7, 8, and 12 of your textbook, but you are not limited to those–be creative and use an outside resource (note: there are other types of injuries in each of those chapters–make sure you choose one that is part of the axial skeleton!). Do NOT choose in injury that someone else has already chosen. You must write your post on a unique injury. Put the name of the injury in your post title. You must use an outside resource as support for your post; this can be a journal article, website, or other public video.
Step 1: Please create a new message in which you can post your initial thread. Put the sport and type of injury as the “title” at the top (for example, “cervical spine vertebral dislocation” as the thread topic and title). Use the library database or internet to find information about its MOI, underlying anatomy and resulting damage, signs/symptoms, first aid measures, playing status or return to play expectations, and prevention measures. Share this information with your classmates in an initial post of at least 250 words. Please also include citations within the post body and a reference list at the end.
Step 2: Read your classmates’ posts and reply to at least two of them on their initial post threads. Your replies should be substantive and “improve” conversation. These two peer replies must each be at least 100 words long.
Step 3: If the instructor asks you a question in your initial post thread, a thoughtful reply is expected (and part of your forum grade). There is no word count expectation for these replies; the goal is to show reflection and application of the concepts being learned.
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