The Musculoskeletal System

The Musculoskeletal System


Video Examination Tutorials– Overview of physical examination techniques for determining musculoskeletal system problems - video of a doctor examining a patient.

Shoulder Anatomy– Cross-section pictures of rotator cuff and shoulder anatomy.


Musculosketal Exams– Teaching video showing a doctor doing a musculoskeletal examination on a patient’s upper extremities.

Arm Muscles in Action – Tutorial, including videos, of arm and other muscles in motion.

Arm Anatomy – Information on actions and insertion points of arm muscles.


Tennis Elbow – Pictures and symptoms of tennis elbow.

Elbow - Anatomy of the elbow.

Elbow Sprain - Illustrations and information about sprained elbows.


Upper Limbs – Fact sheet on muscles of the forearm.

Forearm – Left anterior view and information about the forearm.

Forearm – Cross-section and explanation of forearm anatomy.


Hand Anatomy - Picture of the dorsal surface of the right hand, with bones numbered and named.

Hand Anatomy – Diagrams of surface and fingertip anatomy as well as bones and joints.


Lower Extremity – Anatomical pictures of the lower extremities.

Female Pelvis – Images and diagrams of the muscles and tendons of the pelvis.


Lower Extremity Images– Online image atlas for the lower extremities of the musculoskeletal system.

Hip Replacement – Animated video describing the hip and what happens during hip replacement surgery.

Medical Images Gallery– Gallery of links to images of normal and fractured parts of the musculoskeletal system.

Anterior Thigh

Anterior Thigh Muscles – Pictures and descriptions of anterior thigh muscles.

Anterior Thigh – Picture of anterior thigh.

Hip and Thigh Muscles – Descriptions and information about the hip and thigh muscles.

Posterior Thigh

Posterior Thigh – Fact sheet on nerves and muscles of the posterior thigh.


Anatomy of the Knee – Diagram of bones and muscles with information on common causes of knee pain.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury - Overview of ACL injury and treatment.

Anterior Leg

Leg Bones – Diagram of lower limb bones.

Posterior Leg

Posterior Leg View – Illustration of posterior leg.


The Ankle – Pictures of the muscles and tendons of the ankle.

Foot and Ankle Anatomy – Pictures and explanations of ankle bones.


Foot Anatomy – Diagrams and explanations of the bones and muscles of the foot.

Anatomy of the Foot - Diagram of the foot bones.

Musculoskeletal Resources

What is the Musculoskeletal System – Brief overview of the musculoskeletal system.

Musculoskeletal Disorders– Fact sheet on common musculoskeletal injuries and congenital diseases.

Muscle Listing – Illustrations of muscles along with information about their function.

Muscular System – Full body images of anterior and posterior muscle groups – find the correct answer to test your knowledge.

Musculoskeletal Diseases– Fact sheet on some common diseases that affect the musculoskeletal systems.

Diseases of the Musculoskeletal Systems– Informative articles on musculoskeletal diseases.

Headaches and Musculoskeletal Systems- Fact sheet on the correlation of headaches and the musculoskeletal system.

Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal Systems– Informational primer on the musculoskeletal system.

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Concerns– Position statement on the importance of exercise in maintaining healthy musculoskeletal systems in children.

Muscles and Skeletons - Overview of the types, functions, and interactions of the muscular and skeletal systems.