Surface Features of Bones

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Surface Features of Bones The surfaces of bones bear projections, depressions, ridges, and various other features. A process  (projection) on one bone may fit with a depression on a second bone to form a joint. Another process  allows for the attachment of a muscle or ligament. Grooves and openings provide passageways for  blood vessels or nerves. A list of the various processes and other surface features appears in Table  1.  Table 1. Various Processes and Other Surface Features General Process Projection or Prominence on a Bone Processes that help form joints Condyle Facet Head Ramus Large, rounded articular process Smooth, flat surface Enlarged portion at an end of a bone Branch or extension of a bone
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