The Skeletal System
It's Going Tibia Okay
By Eve Nevelos
What Does The Skeletal System Do?
What are the jobs of the skeletal system?
How Can You Keep Your Bones Healthy?
- Get enough calcium
- Don't put too much pressure on our bones (they may break)
- Use our bones daily
- Exercise 1 hour a day
- Eat more fish (tuna, salmon, sardines) or green vegetables (kale, okra, Chinese cabbage, broccoli)
- Be careful with our bodies
- REMEMBER: Bones are alive!
DISEASES IN THE BONE...
What are common diseases or problems that may occur?
Osteoporosis. What is it? What puts you at risk?
These are the steps you should take:
- Immobilize Limb
- Apply Ice
- Elevate Limb
- Give Pain Relief
- Seek Medical Help ASAP
You could also follow the RICE rule:
All of these strategies will help you to provide the best possible care.
What Do Bones Do For Others?
- Bones are made of calcium, cells, minerals!
- Your bones are split into two categories: Axial (holds you up straight) and Appendicular (helps you to move)!
- There are specific doctors for different bones!
- There are 2 types of broken bones, Fractures (small cracks) and Complete Fractures (bone in 2 pieces)!
- Your femur (thigh bone) is the longest bone!
- A bone in your ear measures only 0.11 inches!
- The funny bone is actually the humorous (humor)!
- Some joints don't move at all, like the cranium
Calcium- (KAL-see-um) -A mineral that bones are made of
Density- (den -se-TEE) -Compact, close together
Elevate- (el-e-VATE) -raise or lift to higher position
Fuse- (PHEW-s) To combine, unite as one
Immobilize- (im-mo-bi-LIZE) -Prevent from moving normally
Minerals- (MIN-err-els) -Hard substance from nature
Nerves- (NER- v- se) -Tube like part of your body that lets you feel
Spinal Cord- (SPIE-nel CO-rd) -Cord of nerve tissue going through the Spinal Canal in the Spine