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MSK True or False

Let’s play musculoskeletal anatomy True or False today!!

True or False:

1. An adult human has fewer bones than an infant.

2. A human body has around 500 muscles.

3. The gluteus maximum is the largest muscle in our body.

4. The sartorius muscle is the longest muscle in our body.

5. A tendon is the connective tissue that attaches bone to bone.

6. We all have 2 bones in our forearm.

7. We all have the same number of forearm muscles.

8. There are 33 vertebral in the adult human spine.

9. Breaking a bone is not the same as a fracture.

10. A sprain is an injury to a ligament.

*IQ question: Which bone is the funniest?


1. True. An adult human skeleton has around 206 bones while an infant has around 300 bones. Some bones in the infant will fuse together and hence adults have fewer bones.

2. False. A human body has about 600 muscles.

3. True.

4. Ture.

5. False. A tendon is a connective tissue that attaches muscle to the bone while a ligament is a connective tissue that attaches bone to bone.

6. True. There are 2 bones in the forearm, the ulna and the radius. These two bones work together and allow us to supinate or pronate (palms face up or down).

7. False. About 14% of people do not have the muscle, palmaris longus, in their forearm.

8. True. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae, 5 fused sacral bones, and 4 fused coccyx to form the adult human spine.

9. False. A fracture means a broken bone.

10. True. And a strain is an injury to a tendon or muscle.

*IQ answer – humerus (the upper arm bone)

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