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Short Bones

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-13 11:06:12
Short bones are shaped roughly as a cube and contain mostly spongy bone. The outside surface is comprised of a thin layer of compact bone. Short bones are located in the hands and feet.

Examples of this class of bones include cuboid, cuneiform, scaphoid, trapezoid etc.
In fact all the carpal (hand, wrist) and tarsal bones (feet, ankles) are included in this category. The patella (kneecap) is also considered a short bone.




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