Locomotor system

  • H. A. W. Hazewinkel
  • F. J. Meutstege


The locomotor system can be divided into an abaxial part and an axial part. The abaxial part includes the anatomic structures of the extremities: bones (including diaphyses, epiphyses and apophyses, growth plates, metaphyses, sesamoid bones), joints (including menisci), tendons, ligaments, and muscles. This part of the locomotor system provides support and protection, and offers the possibility of standing and moving around. The axial part includes the vertebral bodies, vertebral joints, intervertebral discs, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The spinal column forms a connection with the caudal extremities via the iliosacral joints.


Medial Collateral Ligament Passive Movement Elbow Joint Shoulder Joint Lateral Collateral Ligament 
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  • H. A. W. Hazewinkel
  • F. J. Meutstege

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