Short Bones

Human Skeleton
Human Skeleton

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

Short bones can be approximately cube-shaped, i.e. length is similar to width/depth/diameter. The most obvious examples are the carpal bones (of the hands/wrists) and the tarsal bones (of the feet/ankles).


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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