Skeletal System Of The Human Msculoskeletal System

explanatory Essay
1134 words
1134 words

Introduction For every basketball you shoot, trick you land with a skateboard, or simply go swimming with friends, you are using muscles, joints, and bones. Without these body parts, you probably would not make it out of bed. Ninety-nine percent of the body’s calcium is in the bone and eighty percent of bone tissue by weight is minerals. The human musculoskeletal system is comprised of two systems in the body: muscular and skeletal. These systems consist of bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together. The bones provide support for the body, which shapes our human skeleton. Joints connect different bones together to allow motion within …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the human musculoskeletal system is comprised of bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs.
  • Explains that the structure of the musculoskeletal system includes two systems in the body.
  • Explains the structure of cartilage tissue consists of a dense matrix of collagen and elastic fibers, and chondrocytes cells. there are three types of joints in the body.
  • Explains that the function of the bone is to protect and support the body. the hyaline, fibrocartilage, and elastic cartilage are essential for the growth and development of long bones
  • Explains that bone disorders can damage the skeleton and cause bones to weaken and be prone to injuries or fractures. other common disorders include osteoporosis, rickets, and hip dysplasia.

The longest bone in the body is femur and the smallest bone in the body is stapes. There are two bone groups that make up all the bones in the adult human body: axial and appendicular skeleton. The axial consists of eighty bones. Twenty-nine bones in the skull, twenty-five bones in the thorax, and thirty-three bones in the vertebrae. The appendicular skeleton is the larger one out the two, covering one-hundred and twenty-six bones. The pectoral girdle holds four bones, upper extremity sixty bones, lower extremity sixty bones, and the pelvic girdle holding just two …show more content…

It enables you to bear weight and be mobile. The joints function consists of the muscle, cartilage, ligaments, and fluids all working together. Each joint provides different functions. The ball and socket joints are found in the hip and shoulders, and hinge joints are your elbows and knees. All joints provide a unique skill to maintain stability and mobility. For conditions such as arthritis, and osteoarthritis, understanding the joints and its functions can really help. The simple function of our joints are to connect one bone to another and allow us to move in different

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