Bones, muscles and joints

Bones give the body their structure. In contrast to a construction scaffold, the skeleton does not just bear weight. It is also very flexible. The joint, ligaments and muscles that connect the bones make this possible.

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    How does the spine work?

    The spine is our body’s central support structure. It keeps us upright and connects different parts of our skeleton to each other, including the head...

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    How does the shoulder work?

    The shoulder joint is the body’s most flexible joint, as well as its most complex. Three bones, nearly a dozen different muscles and many ligaments a...

  • What are ligaments?

    Ligaments help to hold things in place in the body. They are made out of connective tissue that has a lot of strong collagen fibers in it. Ligaments ...

  • What are tendons and tendon sheaths?

    Tendons connect muscles to bones, allowing us to move. They are made out of connective tissue that has a lot of strong collagen fibers in it. This ma...

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    How does the ankle work?

    The ankle is the joint that connects the bones in the lower leg to the foot bones. The upper ankle allows us to move our feet upwards, downwards, and...