Functions of the Skeletal System
1.support- the structural frame work
2. protection- protects sensitive internal organs
3.assistance in movement- allows muscular actions
4. mineral homeostasis-store calcium and other important minerals
5.blood cell production- all blood cells originate in red bone marrow
6.triglyceride storage- as we grow and age some red bone marrow becomes yellow bone marrow
distribute body weight, unevenly distributed, are slightly curved for strength, and absorbs the stress of the body weight.
(patella) develope from stress in tendons, changes the angles of pull of a muscle, protects tendons from wear, and always completely ossified
a layer of hyaline cartilage that allows the diaphysis of the bone to grow in length
when bone growth stops, the cartilage in the epiphyseal plate is replaced by this osseous tissue and results in this bony structure.
Surface tissues 1.articular cartilage
where the bone forms in articulation (joint) with another bone
a though sheath of dense regular connective tissue that surrounds the bone surface wherever its not covered by articular cartilage
thin connective tissue membrane that lines the medullary cavity it contains bone forming cells
the hollow cylindrical space within the diaphysis that contains yellow bone marrow in adults
mature bone cells, are the most numerous cells in osseous tissue and maintain its daily metabolism
huge cells derived from the fusion of as many as 50 moncytes and are concentrated in the the endosteum
Perforating or Volkmann's canals
blood ,lymphatic vessels nerves from the periosteum penetrate the the compact bone tissue trough this canal
fragments of older osteons that have been partially destroyed during bone rebuilding or growth
lamellae that encircle the bone just beneath the periosteum or encircle the medullary cavity
has many large spaces. Spongy bone is the predominant tissue in flat bones, and is much stronger than it looks.