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The skeletal system


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movement, support and protection
these are the three main functions of the skeletal system
movement
the skeleton allows you to move as your muscles are attached to bones
protection
the skeleton provide protection fro vital organs in sport
support
the skeleton supports the body in many ways/positions
joint
this is where two bones meet
ball and socket
this is a type of joint which is the most movable joint and is at your shoulder and hip
hinge
this is a type of joint where the bone can only move back and forwards (flexion and extension) and is in the knee and elbow
tendon
this attaches muscle to bone. It is non elastic
ligament
this attaches bone to bone and it is elastic
long term effects on the skeletal system
these effects include: increase bone density, increase strength of ligaments and tendons and increase joint flexibility