Frontal bone

The frontal bone is one of the cranial bones of the head.


Location:

The frontal bone is located:

  • it forms the forehead and extends down to also form the upper surfaces of the orbits
  • it also forms the anterior roof of the skull.


Function(s):

The functions of the frontal bone include:

  • Mechanical protection of the front (anterior) part of brain.
  • The shape of the frontal bone contributes to defining the shape of the head and face, and therefore the person's visual identity.

See notes about, and labelled diagrams of, all human cranial and facial bones on one page.

More about Bones and the Skeletal System:

This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.

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