Facts about the Skeletal System
Facts about the skeletal system
Your skeleton is made up of more than 200 bones
Your skeletal system is made up of 206 bones. Each bone plays a very important role in making all the mechanics of your body function properly. However, if a bone is broken, all the bones around it can’t perform their duty properly.
The body has two types of bones
Hard bone is called cortical bone and they are primarily the structure bones. Soft and spongy bones are called trabecular bones. They are found inside large bones and in your pelvis, ribs, and skull. It is still quite hard and protective.
Bones are filled with spongy tissue
Bone marrow is found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells.
Babies are born with 300 bones
Babies are born with almost 100 more bones than what adults end up with. These bones don’t disappear but rather the tiny bones fuse together to form the larger bones of the skeletal system.
The smallest bone in the body is in your ear
The stapes, a bone in your inner ear, is the smallest of all your bones. It is Y shaped and sometimes referred to as the stirrup. Together with the anvil and hammer bones, the stapes helps translate sounds you hear into waves your brain can understand.
The longest bone is in your leg
Running from your hip to your knee, the femur is the longest, largest, and strongest bone in your body.
More than half your bones are in your hands and feet
You have 206 bones in total and 106 of them are in your hands and feet.
Every bone is connected to another with one exception
The hyoid bone, which is situated between the chin and the thyroid cartilage, is the only bone that isn’t connected to another bone. The hyoid is responsible for holding your tongue in place.
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