The skeletal system is the body system composed of bones and cartilage and performs the following critical functions for the human body: supports the body. facilitates movement. protects internal organs. produces blood cells. stores and releases minerals and fat.
The skeletal system’s main function is to provide support for the body. For example, the spinal column provides support for the head and torso. The legs, on the other hand, support and bear the weight of the upper body while a person stands.
The muscular and skeletal systems work together as the musculoskeletal system, which enables body movement and stability. When muscles contract, they pull on bones of the skeleton to produce movement or hold the bones in a stable position.