Gross Anatomy of Bone: Short, Flat, and Irregular Bones
Short, Flat, and Irregular Bones
Gross Anatomy of Bone: Short, Flat, and Irregular Bones Example 1
You are shown an image of a cross section of a bone. You decide it is likely a flat bone based on the structure. Without seeing the overall shape of the bone, how could you tell?
You see yellow marrow in the spaces within the bone.
There is no spongy bone present, only compact bone.
You see a long thin sandwich of compact and spongy bone.
The layer of spongy bone is at least twice the thickness of the compact bone.