The functions of the parts of the skeletal system

Skull

protects the brain

Rib Cage

protects heart and lungs

Sternum

protects blood vessels

Humerus

motion and support of arm

Ulna/Radius

support

Femur

suppport, leg movement

Tibia/Fibula

hinge joint in ankle

Pelvis

support, protects organs

Spine

protect spinal cord, motion, transmitting body weight

Joints

hinge joint, ball joint

Ligaments

form joints

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