Skeletal System

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The skeletal system supports, movement, protection, blood cell production, calcium storage and endocrine regulation.

State the roles of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves in human movement.

Bones: Provide a hard framework for stability.

Ligaments: Holds bones together.

Muscles: Provide the force required for movement by moving one bone in relation to another.

Tendons: Connect muscles to bones.

Nerves: Motor neurons provides the stimulus for muscle movement.

Disorders in the skeletal system

Bone cancer.

signs: Pain in the affected bone, swelling, it might be possible to feel a lump or mass depending on the location of the tumor. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for cancer of the bones and joints for 2015 are: About 2,970 new cases will be diagnosed and about 1,490 deaths from these cancers are expected. Treatment, the patient can visit an orthopedic surgeon or radiation oncologist.

Arthritis is the Inflammation of one or more joints. There are more than 3 million cases in the U.S. each year. Symptoms include pain in the wrist, hands, fingers, ankle, heel, joints, muscles, back, or neck, can occur while sitting, can be intermittent, sharp. Joints: tenderness, swelling, or stiffness. Hand: bump on the finger or bony outgrowth in fingers or toes. Treatments: Anti-inflammatory: Piroxicam (Feldene), Meloxicam (Mobic), Diclofenac.