Irregular Bones

Human Skeleton
Human Skeleton

An irregular bone is one of the types of bones classified by shape.

Irregular bones have complicated shapes that cannot be classified as "long", "short" or "flat". Their shapes are due to the functions they fulfill within the body e.g. providing major mechanical support for the body yet also protecting the spinal cord (in the case of the vertebrae).


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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