Skeletal System. Facts. 350 bones at birth 206 bones as an adult . Functions. Provide stable framework which aids in the protection of internal organs. Storage of minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Manufacture red blood cells as well as some of the white blood cells. Axial skeleton.
-Skull, spine, ribs and sternum (breastbone).
-Includes hands, feet, arms, legs, shoulders and hips
-Bones found in the wrist and ankles.
-Bones found in the arms and legs.
-Bones found in the skull, hips, ribs and shoulder blades
-Bones found in the vertebrae.
- Flexible connective tissue that adds protection between the joints and gives shape to certain parts of the body like the ears and nose.
-Found in the shoulders and hips
-Found in the fingers, toes, knees and elbows
-The group of bones that make up the wrist and ankles.
-The joint that sits at the top of the spine(vertebrae) and allows the skull to pivot sideways and move up and down.
- Strong fibrous bands that connect bone to bone.
- Strong fibrous cords that hold muscle to muscle or muscle to bone.
-Loss of bone mass from poor nutrition or could be part of the aging process.
-Bones become soft or weak and tend to curve. Often found in the spine.