Musculoskeletal system

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The Musculoskeletal system "includes the bones of the skeleton and the cartilages, ligaments, and other connective tissue that stabilize or connect the bones. In addition to supporting the weight of the body, bones work together with muscles to maintain body position and to produce controlled, precise movements. Without the skeleton to pull against, contracting muscle fibers could not make us sit, stand, walk, or run."[1]

Bones[edit]

206 bones perform 5 functions:

  • Provide support for the body
  • Store minerals and lipids
  • Produce blood cells
  • Protect body organs
  • Provide leverage and movement

Other elements[edit]

  • Joints
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Skeletal muscles
  • Nerves
  • Cartilage
  • Hyaline Cartilage
  • Elastic Cartlilage
  • Fibrocartilage

Musculoskeletal disorders[edit]

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that can affect your muscles, bones, and joints. They include conditions such as:[2]

References[edit]

  1. Normal Structure & Function of the Musculoskeletal System
  2. Musculoskeletal Disorders - Overview - Healthline


The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.

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