Shark Attack Case Study

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Shark Attack Case Study 1. Five Organ Systems: Cardiovascular System, Integumentary System, Muscular System, Nervous System, Skeletal System 2. Damaged Bone: Humerus Damaged Muscles: Brachialis, Brachioradialis, Biceps Brachii, Triceps Brachii, Deltoid muscle 3. Importance of a clean bite: Most of the tissue and bone that was injured during the attack would still be intact and have a greater replantation rate then bone and tissues that are jagged or shredded. The infection risk would be lower for the victim and the severed limb; this would allow a faster healing time for both the limb and the victim with minimal scarring for the tissue and skin. 4. Shortening of a bone: Shortening of the bone will simplify the repair of…show more content…
8. Eighty versus eight: The eighty year old victim would contain bones that are much more fragile, could potential have osteoporosis as well as a decrease in range of motion for that limb, this would hinder the replanation of the bone as well as the physical therapy treatment expected of the victim. The eighty year old would have a decreased amount of circulation, which would not allow the regeneration of muscles or tissues to happen as fast. An eighty year old victim may also be on medications that thin the blood which would increase the probability of bleeding to death. The eight year old victim has a better chance of survival due to the health and agility of the body. Muscle tissue and nerve tissue has a better probability of regeneration, the younger victim may regain more feeling and movement. The eight year old will respond better to the physical therapy treatments and fight off infections faster, which allows for faster regeneration of cell tissue. The eight year old would be more likely to survive the attack, then the eighty year old victim. Works Cited * "Hand, Amputations and Replantation: EMedicine Plastic Surgery." EMedicine -
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