Skeletal System

Nicole Graham

Function Of The Skeletal System

The skeletal system supports the body, protects internal organs, allows movement, and stores mineral reserves.

State The Roles Of Bones, Ligaments, Muscles, Tendons, And Nerves In Human Movement

  • Bones: The bones provide a frame for stability and acts as levers to help movement
  • Ligaments: The ligaments hold the bones together
  • Muscles: The muscles provide the force to move the bones
  • Tendons: The tendons connect the muscles to the bones
  • Nerves: Motor Neurons provide the stimulus for muscle movement and co-ordinates sets of antagonistic muscles

Provide A Picture Of A Labelled Skeleton

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Draw And Label The Long Bone

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Major Disorders In The Skeletal System


  • Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints
  • Symptoms/Signs: Joint pain and stiffness
  • Prevalence: 22.7% of adults
  • Treatment Options: Surgery, therapy, analgesics, NSAIDs, counterirritants, DMARDs, biologics, and corticosteriods


  • Rickets is the softening and weakening of bones in children.
  • Symptoms/Signs: Delayed growth, pain in spine, pelvis, and legs, muscle weakness, bowed legs, thickened wrists and ankles, and breastbone projection
  • Prevalence: 1.4% in children 1-15 years old
  • Treatment Options: Vitamin D and calcium supplements, braces, and surgery