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Major Bones Involved In Movement

Clavical bone A long bone that attaches between the shoulder girdle and the vertebral column.
Scapula A large triangular flat bone that allows the arm to attach to the trunk portion of the skeleton.
Humerus A major long bone that can rotate within it's joint and joins the shoulder to the elbow
Radius A long bone found on the thunb side of the forearm. It works with the ulna to provide structure to the forearm and allowing it to rotate on the elbow joint
Ulna The longer bone of the forearm, found on the side of the little finger
Carpals, metacarpals and phalanges These bones provide the structure for the hand allowing it to perform the fine motor skills.
Pelvic girdle Comprises a number of bones and provides the base of support necessary for the weight of the upper body, allows for the attachment of the lower limbs and muscles of the leg and lower back. Supporting ligaments are short and strong.
Femur The longest and strongest bone of the body, covered by large muscles that extend from the pelvic girdle to the shin,can support up to 30x the weight of and adult.
Patella A small flat triangular bone whose main role id to provide protection to the knee.
Tibia The anterior and larger of the two bones in the lower leg, it bears most of the body's weight.
Fibula Is a slender long bone towards the posterior of the lower leg, it is parallel to the tibia and allows slight rotation of the knee joint
Tarsals, metatarsals and phalanges They work as a unit providing a structure that enables leg movements. Comprise the bones of the foot.
Created by: lisagass



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