The the body’s main support structure – the spinal column – is comprised of thirty-three bones (vertebrae) divided into five regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal.
Cervical Region (Neck and Upper Back)
The cervical region consists of seven vertebrae labeled C1 to C7. …
The shoulder is comprised of three separate joints that work together for extensive range of motion. Here is a closer look at the main parts of the shoulder’s anatomy.
The shoulder involves three bones; the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (“shoulder blade”), and the clavicle…
The knee is where three bones meet: the tibia, the femur and the patella. The knee is a “hinge” joint, allowing the leg to bend in only one direction. Here are the main parts of the knee’s anatomy.
The base of the knee is formed by the tibia, the large bone of the lower leg often c…
The hip joint is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body. This ball-and-socket joint allows the leg to move
and rotate while keeping the body stable and balanced. Here are the main parts of the hip joint’s anatomy.
Two bones – the femur and the pelvis – meet at the hip joint. …
Your hands are versatile and complex, with the ability to do tasks that involve both strength and delicacy. Let’s look at the main structures of your hands to see how they do all the things they do.
Bones and joints
There are twenty-seven bones in each hand. Starting at the wrist, you ha…