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Bones and muscles -- the musculoskeletal system -- are what make the body move. Learn how every movement of the body is the result of the coordination of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

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Can humans regrow fingers?

Can humans regrow fingers? Fetuses can regrow almost anything that gets damaged while in the womb. But can adult humans can regrow fingers?


Top 10 Biggest Bodybuilders

 Top 10 Biggest Bodybuilders

Do you know who the biggest bodybuilders are? Take a look at our top 10 list of biggest bodybuilders to learn about the Hulk and other famous strong people. See more »

How does the spine form?

 How does the spine form?

Ever wonder how the spine forms? It has to develop in the right way to hold your body together. Learn how your spine forms at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Joints

 Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Joints

To protect your joints, take a look at this top 10 list of suggestions. See how you can move, eat and exercise to protect your joints. See more »

Do babies have kneecaps?

 Do babies have kneecaps?

Babies' kneecaps are said to be a myth. But without bony kneecaps, how do toddlers get around? Learn about babies' kneecaps and how baby bones grow. See more »

How Bones Work

How Bones Work

Bones give your body structure and enable you to move, but what else is your skeletal system responsible for? Explore the fascination world of human bones. See more »

Why do a child's bones heal faster than an adult's?

 Why do a child's bones heal faster than an adult's?

To heal bones faster, you might want to revert to childhood. But why do a child's bones heal faster than an adult's, anyway? Let's learn about bones. See more »

How do broken bones heal?

 How do broken bones heal?

How does your body heal broken bones? Amazingly, broken bones begin healing immediately. Learn how broken bones or fractures are repaired. See more »

How Osteogenesis Imperfecta Works

 How Osteogenesis Imperfecta Works

Osteogenesis imperfecta creates brittle bones. Learn how osteogenesis imperfecta develops and who gets osteogenesis imperfecta. See more »

Can humans regrow fingers?

 Can humans regrow fingers?

Fetuses can regrow almost anything that gets damaged while in the womb. Children up to the age of two have been known to regrow fingertips with no outside help. And at least one person has regrown a fingertip with the help of a substance extracted from pig bladders. See more »

What if people had exoskeletons?

 What if people had exoskeletons?

Exoskeletons normally cover insects, not humans. Learn about the exoskeletons the U.S. military wants to give its soldiers and what these exoskeletons will do. See more »