Joint Anatomy

The musculoskletal system is a complex system that includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Orthopaedics is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system.

Learn more about the musculoskeletal system and treatment options. Click on the human skeleton graphic for the joint or bone you’re interested in.

The Musculoskeletal System

KneeHipsLeg/Foot/AnkleShoulderHand CarpusPosterior ArmAnterior ArmPosterior LegAnterior Leg


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We are continually adding information about the musculoskeletal system so check back regularly.

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