Short bone

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Short bone
RightHumanPosteriorDistalRadiusUlnaCarpals.jpg
Carpus (bones of wrist) is classified as short bone.
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Short bones in human skeleton. (shown in red). Some sources classify patella as short bone and some don't.
Details
Latin os breve
Identifiers
Gray's p.79
Dorlands
/Elsevier
consist of cancellous tissue enclosed within a thin layer of compact bone. o_07/These consist of cancellous tissue enclosed within a thin layer of compact bone.
TA A02.0.00.012
FMA 7475
Anatomical terms of bone

Short bones are designated as those bones that are as wide as they are long. Their primary function is to provide support and stability with little to no movement. They are one of five types of bones: long, short, flat, irregular and sesamoid. Examples of these bones include the tarsals in the foot and the carpels in the hand.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.