Fun Facts About Bones and Joints

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The human body is an interesting structure with several organs and organ systems. It is made up of cells, tissues, bones and muscles. Every part has its own importance. Like, the muscles help in body movement, the brain helps us to think and reason, nerves help us to sense, etc.

Fun Facts About Bones and Joints

Apart from the functions known to us, there are several facts about every part which are not known to us. Here let us have a look at some of the fun facts about bones and joints in human body.

  • The human foot has 26 bones
  • The wrist of the human hands contains 54 bones.
  • Femur is the longest and strongest bone in the human body.
  • Joints are the parts where two bones meet.
  • The cartilage prevents the bones from rubbing against each other.
  • Children have more bones than adults.
  • Hyoid is the only bone not connected to another bone in the body.
  • The toe bones are the most fragile bone in the human body.
  • Joints don’t live in a vacuum.
  • Ligaments attach two bones together.
  • Not all joints move. For eg., the joints of the skull.
  • Bones also produce red and white blood cells.

Joints are an amazing part of the body. They are dynamic structures with intertwined parts. They help people to perform a number of tasks such as typing, running, swimming, brushing, etc. After a certain age, the joints show certain signs of wear and tear. Therefore it is very important to take care of them from an early age.

Older people often suffer from arthritis, i.e., pain in the joints. This problem arises due to the depletion of synovial fluids present between the joints. Due to this, the bones rub against each other and cause pain. Therefore, it is advised to remain active in the initial years of our life so that such problems are minimized in future.

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