Using Your Head for the• Holidays bones (form a The skull is composed of cranial vault for the brain) and facial bones (giving origin to the muscles of facial expression and providing buttresses protecting the brain). Except for the temporomandibular joint (a synovial joint), all bones are connected by generally immovable fibrous sutures.• The orbit is composed of seven bones, has three significant fissures/canals, and is home to the eye and related muscles, nerves, and vessels. The most delicate of the skull bones is at the medial orbital wall. The external nose is largely cartilaginous and is therefore not part of the bony
What would your tongue do without your Hyoid on Thanksgiving Day?!The hyoid a U-shaped bone at thebase of the tongue that supports thetongue muscles.
The Spinal Column Sit up straight wheneating at the table! Use your BACK BONES!
The Sternum and Ribs There are 24 ribs total in the human body. There are 6 true ribs on both sides of rib cage (12 total). They are called true ribs because directly connect to the sternum. There are also 6 false ribs on each side of the rib cage (12 total) which consist of the 2 pairs of floating ribs. They are called false ribs because the do not directly connect to the sternum as shown in the diagram. The floating ribs got their name because they do not connect to the sternum but they do connect on the spine. It looks like they are floating because they are not connected to the front of body.
The Lower ExtremitiesThe acetabulum is a concave surface of the pelvis.The head of the femur meets with the pelvis at theacetabulum, forming the hip joint. With maturity,the ilium, ischium, and pubis meet and growtogether at a Y-shaped junction, the site of theacetabulum, a deep cavity that receives therounded head of the thighbone, or femur.Male or Female?To find the difference between a male or femaleskeleton lies within the bones. A skeletons overallsize and sturdiness give some clues. Within thesame population, males tend to have larger, morerobust bones and joint surfaces, and more bonedevelopment at muscle attachment sites. Howeverthe best way to find out is by the pelvis, because ofdistinct features adapted for childbearing.