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."
Bones[edit | edit source]
206 bones perform 5 functions:
Other elements[edit | edit source]
Musculoskeletal disorders[edit | edit source]
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that can affect your muscles, bones, and joints. They include conditions such as:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- rheumatoid arthritis
- bone fractures
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 2014, Musculoskeletal System Overview By Mr. Kish's Science Channel
References[edit | edit source]
- "Musculoskeletal System | Cleveland Clinic". Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved Aug 25, 2018.
- Cherney, Kristeen (Mar 21, 2018). "Musculoskeletal Disorders: Definition and Patient Education". Healthline. Retrieved Aug 25, 2018.