Skeletal System

By: Anthony Martinez

The Function of The Skeletal System

The function of the Skeletal System is to provide a framework for the body, to protect organs and to produce blood cells.

Bones, Tendons, Ligaments, Muscles, Tendons and Nerves and Their Role in Human Movement.

Bones: Bones are used in human movement as stability and acts as levers.

Ligaments: Ligaments are used in human movement by holding bones together.

Muscles: Muscles are used as the power and force required for movement of the bone.

Tendons: Tendons are used in human power by connecting muscles to bone.

Nerves: Nerves are used in human movement by providing the stimulus for muscles.

Diagram of A Skeleton

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Diagram of A Long Bone

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Disorders In The Skeletal System


Description: Over time our bones wear down and the person suffering from Arthritis experiences stiffness in joints and pain.

Symptoms: Symptoms of of Arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, most commonly in the hands, knees, hips and spine.

Prevalence: 1 in 4 people in the world will develop Arthritis.

Treatment: Arthritis can be treated with medications and sometimes physical therapy.

Bone Cancer

Description: Bone Cancer is when tumors developed in a person’s bones.

Symptoms: Symptoms of Bone Cancer are pain and swelling.

Prevalence: Over 100,000 people each year die from Bone Cancer.

Treatment: Treatment for Bone Cancer is sugary, Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy.