The Skeletal System

    The skeletal system is made up of 206 bones in and during adulthood. These 206 bones are divided up into two major regions: the axial skeleton, and the appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton runs along the body's midline, and consists of 80 bones in the skull, hyoid, auditory ossicles, rib, sternum, and vertebral column regions.  The appendicular skeleton consists of 126 bones on the upper and lower limbs, the pelvic girdle, and the pectoral (shoulder) regions.

Axial and Appendicular skeletal model

skull

The Hyoid and auditory ossicles

The Vertebrae

The Ribs and Sternum

THE APPENDICULAR SKELETON

the Pectoral Girdle AND uPPER LIMB

the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb

Ways to improve the Skeletal system

You can improve your skeletal system in three ways: exercise, supplements, and a proper diet.

Common Illnesses

Osteoporosis

Paget's Disease

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Doctors

Pediatricians

Orthopedist

Orthopedic Surgeon

Physical Therapist

Neurosurgeon