Functions of the Skeletal System

The skeletal system is the body system composed of bones, cartilages, ligaments and other tissues that perform essential functions for the human body. Bone tissue, or  osseous tissue , is a hard, den…

Synovial Joints: Types, Anatomy & Physiology

Synovial joints are the most common type of joint in the body . A key structural characteristic for a synovial joint that is not seen at fibrous or cartilaginous joints is the presence of a joint cav…

Classification of Joints - Anatomy

A  joint , also called an  articulation , is any place where adjacent bones or bone and cartilage come together (articulate with each other) to form a connection. Joints are classified both structura…

Skeletal System Overview

The adult human skeleton is a framework of 206 bones and is anatomically divided into two parts, the axial skeleton, and the appendicular skeleton. Skeletal System Axial Skeleton: The axial skeleton …