TYPES OF BONES - TYPES OF BONES Bones of the skeleton can...

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TYPES OF BONES Bones of the skeleton can be grouped into the following major types: long, short, flat, and irregular. Each type has a somewhat different construction pattern. a. Long Bones. The basic structure of a long bone is illustrated in figure 4-1. Example: femur. b. Short Bones. The short bones, such as those of the wrist and feet, have a thin layer of compact bone surrounding an inner mass of spongy bone. Example: carpal bones. c. Flat Bones. The flat bones are constructed with two plates of compact bone, which enclose between them a layer of spongy bone. The spongy bone is richly supplied with blood vessels and red marrow. Example: the cranial frontal bone. d. Irregular Bones. The irregular bones are those that do not fit into the three categories above. Example: a vertebra. ARTHROLOGY–THE STUDY OF JOINTS (ARTICULATIONS) DEFINITION A joint, or articulation, is the location where two or more bones meet. TYPES OF JOINTS
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