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).
- Scaphoid bone (wrist bone)
- Lunate bone (wrist bone)
- Hamate bone (wrist bone) and other wrist bones = carpal bones
- Cuboid bone (ankle bone)
- First Cuniform bone (ankle bone)
- Second Cuniform bone (ankle bone) and other ankle bones = tarsal bones
See also books about orthopaedics.