Skeletal System

Body System

Function of the Skeletal System

The function of the skeletal system is to support and protect the movement of the body, blood cells production, calcium storage and endocrine regulation.


Bones- Enable body movements.

Ligaments- Provide joint stability.

Muscles- Give the ability to contract and move the body.

Tendons- It joins the bones together.

Nerves- Sends signals to the brain to take action from hot surfaces, pain, numbness, and able to feel.

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The scoliosis is a side-to-side curve in the spine or back, creating a "C" or "S" shape. Some signs are the waist can appear uneven, one shoulder is higher than the other, hip appears higher, and one leg appears shorter. The prevalence is 0.47-5.2%, its higher for girls than it is for boys. Treatment options are observation, back braces or surgery.


The Osteoporosis is when the bone losses calcium and it becomes thinner, the bone can disappear. Symptoms may include back pain, loss of hight, and bone fracture. The prevalence is about 8.9 million fractures annually. To treat it you would have to take medications like Alendronate, Ibandronate, Risedronate, and Calcitonin.