20 Fun Facts about the Skeletal System by Theresa EmminizerReaders will bone up on their knowledge of the human body with this enlightening text about the skeletal system. The skeleton forms framework for the entire body. It protects the organs, stores minerals, and makes it possible for the body to move and function. Readers will study the parts of the skeletal system, learn about types of bones, and discover how the body changes over time. Useful diagrams help readers visualize abstract concepts, and attention-grabbing photographs enrich the comprehensive text.
How Your Bones and Skeleton Works
Fun Facts About Bones and Joints
Human skeletal system is one of the most complex systems in the body yet it goes simply ignored. Understand more about the bones in your body. Our body structure is defined by bones. But we often take them for granted until we break one or are diagnosed with a bone disease in old age. Our bones require lifelong protection and nurturing in order to prevent weakening and injuries.
PatientSite Login New User? Please do not use this form. New Patients. Search Submit Search. The adult human body has of them. There are 26 bones in the human foot. The human hand, including the wrist, contains 54 bones.
Learn some fun bones and skeleton facts for kids. The human skeleton has 6 key functions and our skeleton can be split into 2 main parts. How many bones are there in the human skeleton? What is the largest bone in the human body? What makes bone marrow so important? Read on and enjoy these interesting facts about our skeleton and bones.
Toggle navigation. Skeletal System Facts The human skeletal system is the framework of the body, and consists of six major functions including storage of ions, endocrine regulation, blood cell production, support, protection, and movement. At birth the human body contains bones. By adulthood this number decreases to only , due the fusion of some bones as one grows up. The human skeleton consists of the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton of the human body consists of 80 bones including those of the vertebral column, the rib cage, and the skull.
An adult's skeletal system consists bones, 32 teeth and a network of other structures that connect the bones together. This system performs a number of vital functions, such as giving the body its form, assisting with bodily movements and producing new blood cells. The skeleton of a newborn baby has approximately different components, which are a mixture of bones and cartilage. The cartilage eventually solidifies into bone in a process called ossification — for example, the kneecaps of newborns start off as cartilage and become bone in a few years. Over time, the "extra" bones in infants fuse to form larger bones, reducing the overall number of bones to by adulthood. Bones come in all shapes and sizes, and are not evenly distributed throughout the body; some areas have far more bones than others. Coming out on top are your hands and feet.
Paramount to the functioning of the skeletal system is the muscular system , without which the skeletal system will collapse. Therefore, the human skeleton cannot function on its own without the continued support of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The human skeletal system is also responsible for posture, support, balance, movement, and flexibility. Overall, the skeletal system provides a frame to the human body and help it to function in terms of movement. The human skeletal system has a variety of functions, the most critical being movement and support of the body. It serves as the basic foundation which houses and protects all the other organ systems of the body. One cannot imagine functioning without a proper skeletal system.