„The bone and joint decade“ proclaimed by the World Health Organization, followed by several other respectful international organizations expresses the overall concern and care for our bones and musculoskeletal health.
Wellbe has embraced this idea and strongly advocates the need for prevention, treatment and care of musculoskeletal disorders. We are glad that we can offer these treatments in the Croatian health centres located on the sunny seaside and that they perform high standard care in every sense.
Another big advantage our health resorts has is a lot of sunshine even in the winter months. Of course, we do not compare ourselves with south Europe and its warm climate, but still, there is enough sun, aerosol and pleasant natural sights all around, which makes one breaths deeply, inhaling health while exhaling stress and worries during peaceful walks near the sea.
How much do we know about our bones and joint? If you are looking for serious information and knowledge about some specific bone or joint issue, we recommend that you come here and have a word with one of our good specialists.
For fun and daily dose of light information, here are few facts about human bones and joints:
- The adult human body has 206 bones.
- There are 26 bones in the human foot.
- The human hand, including the wrist, contains 54 bones.
- The femur, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone of the human skeleton.
- The stapes, in the middle ear, is the smallest and lightest bone of the human skeleton.
- Arms are among the most commonly broken bones, accounting for almost half of all adults’ broken bone. The collarbone is the most commonly broken bone among children.
- Bones stop growing in length during puberty. Bone density and strength will change over the course of life, however.
- Joints are the place where two bones meet or connect.
- Ligaments are short bands of tough fibrous connective tissue that function to connect one bone to another, forming the joint.
- Tendons are made of elastic tissue and also play a key role in the functioning of joints. They connect muscle to bone.
- A coating of another fibrous tissue called cartilage covers the bone surface and keeps the bones from rubbing directly against each other.
- Some joints move and some don’t. Joints in the skull don’t move. Synovial joints are movable joints. They make up most of the joints in the body and are located mostly in the limbs, where mobility is critical. They contain synovial fluid, which helps them to move freely.