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Anatomy and Physiology: Bone Markings
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What are bone markings?
Features of bones that allow them to be identified.
Large, rounded projection.
EX: Anterior proximal surface of the tibia.
Narrow, prominent ridge of bone.
EX: Front of shin or the top of the hip bone that we can feel.
Any bony projection.
EX: Helps form the elbow.
Large, blunt, irregular process.
EX: ONLY ON THE FEMUR!!!!
Bump on the bone, above the joint.
Bony projection carried on a narrow neck.
EX: Head of the femur.
Smooth, flat articular surface, where bones can articulate/join together.
EX: End of ribs or vertebrae.
Rounded articular projection that sits on a facet.
EX: Common on the end of long bones.
DEEP Depression in the bone where another bone will articulate/join together.
EX: On the skull where the mandible attaches, or on the end of the humerus to create a joint.
Mostly air filled cavity within a bone, usually in the skull.
Narrow, slit-like opening.
EX: In the back of an eye socket.
Round or oval opening/hole in the bone.
EX: Small holes in the eyebrows or cheekbones; also the big hole underneath the skull where the vertebrae connects.
Tunnel in the bone.
EX: Ear canal.
Marking where two bones fuse together, that leaves a seam-like stitching.
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