Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 8 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

In order to fully appreciate the function and purpose of the musculoskeletal system, it is important that the reader fully understands the components which constitute this large and initially complex subject. Consideration needs to be given to the soft connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system, which comprise tendons, cartilage, ligaments and fascia, in combination with muscles and the joints. Each of these areas and their functioning will be discussed to provide the reader with a succinct overview of form and function.