Bitesize study: Bone classification

Bones can be classified according to their shape.
Long – A bone that is longer than its width, such as the femur, humerus, ulna, radius, tibia, fibula, metacarpals, metatarsals, and phalanges.   Short – A bone that is wider than its length, such as the carpals and tarsals.   Flat – A bone that has a flat surface i.e the cranium, sternum, pelvis and scapula.   Irregular – A bone that has an irregular shape i.e the bones of the vertebrae and face.   Sesamoid – A bone that is seed shaped i.e the patella.   Now you can assess your understanding of this section via this link HERE.

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