The anatomy and physiology of the locomotor system.

Alistair Farley, Ella McLafferty, Charles Hendry

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    Mobilisation is one of the activities of living. The term locomotor system refers to those body tissues and organs responsible for movement. Nurses and healthcare workers should be familiar with the body structures that enable mobilisation to assist those in their care with this activity. This article outlines the structure and function of the locomotor system, including the skeleton, joints, muscles and muscle attachments. Two common bone disorders, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, are also considered.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-43
    Number of pages9
    JournalNursing Standard
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2012


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