Understanding Joints

Understanding Joints A joint (articulation) is a junction between two or more bones (or rigid parts) of the skeleton. (Babies have cartilaginous tissue until ossification takes place later in life.)¬† ¬†Some joints have no movement, some have slight movement and some are freely moveable. Joint Classes Synovial JointsSynovial joints are the most common type of joint and provide free movement … Read More

The Skeletal System

Axial Skeleton Cranium (8) The cranium has 8 bones and rest on the top of the vertebral column. The skull bones are grouped into two categories; cranial bones and facial bones. There are eight cranial bones. Frontal bone Parietal bones (2) Temporal bones (2) Occipital bone Sphenoid bone Ethmoid bone There are fourteen facial bones; Nasal bones (2) Maxillae (maxillas) … Read More

Understanding Bones

The Skeletal System An adult human skeleton consists of 206 named bones. Many of these bones are paired with one on either side of the body (left and right). Infants and children have more than 206 bones because some bones fuse later in life. An example of this would be the sternum which consists of the manubrium, sternum and zyphoid … Read More

Understanding Muscle Names

Naming of Muscles Learning the names of muscles can be very confusing or even overwhelming for someone learning this information for the first time. I would suggest you study the skeletal system and bone surface markings on the understanding bones page prior to skeletal muscles as learning the names of the bones and their parts will significantly help in learning … Read More