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Short bones

Definition

Short bones in the human body are cubelike -- the length, width, and height measurements are all about the same.

Short bones include the carpal bones (hands, wrist) and tarsal bones (feet, ankles).


Review Date: 8/10/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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