Flat Bones

Human Skeleton
Human Skeleton

A flat bone is one of the types of bones classified by shape.

Flat bones have a thin shape and, in some cases, provide mechanical protection to soft tissues beneath or enclosed by the flat bone e.g. cranial bones that protect the brain.

Flat bones also have extensive surfaces for muscle attachments e.g. scapulae (shoulder) bones.


Examples:




Clinical Orthopaedic Examination Practical Procedures in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: A Trainee's Companion (Paperback) by Peter V. Giannoudis and Hans-Christian Pape Bones and Joints: A Guide for Students Anatomy and Human Movement: Structure and function with PAGEBURST Access

See also books about orthopaedics.

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