What is the Appendicular Skeleton?


The Appendicular Skeleton is made up of the bones that anchor the appendages to the axial skeleton.  It is divided into four major categories including:  upper extremities, lower extremities, the shoulder girdle and the pelvic girdle.  Below are links to more detailed explanations of each of the categories of the appendicular skeleton.

Upper Extremities         Lower Extremities        The Shoulder Girdle          The Pelvic Girdle