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Organs, Systems, and Surgery

Organs, Systems, and Surgery (First Edition)

William Fullick and James Fullick
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date: 12 July 2024

p. 1236. The Bones of the Bodylocked

p. 1236. The Bones of the Bodylocked

  • William Fullick
  •  and James Fullick


This chapter explains the basic physiology of the musculoskeletal system, key muscle groups, and their joints. It shows that the musculoskeletal system offers both protection for people's organs, and a means of locomotion, which involves moving to gather resources or escape from danger. In trauma, the nature of an injury is intrinsically linked to the physical forces exerted on the body. Thus, physicians must have a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology, and physics when considering trauma sustained. The chapter also mentions various changes to the musculoskeletal system as humans age, which then result in a greater risk of damage.

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