The bones of the skull change as an individual grows older. Plastic surgeons studying humans using three-dimensional CAT scans note several important changes as people grow older. According to NPR, these changes show up ... More »

Flat bones in the human body include the ribs, sternum (breastbone), scapula (shoulder blade), pelvic girdle and many of the 29 bones that make up the skull. Flat bones act as protection for essential organs or as attach... More »

The brain is protected by one of two main parts of the skull called the neurocranium, which actually consists of eight different bones. The neurocranium includes the frontal bone, two parietal bones, two temporal bones, ... More »

Examples of fixed joints include the joints between the bones in the skull and the joint where the radius and ulna bones meet in the lower arm. Fixed joints, also known as fibrous joints, are places where two bones come ... More »

The skull consists of two groups of bones: the cranium and the face. The cranium is the cap of the skull, and it supports the brain, related nerves and vessels. The facial skeleton supports the skin and soft cavities of ... More »

According to Kenhub, the skull's two zygomatic bones, also known as the zygoma, support facial tissue, pronounce the shape of the cheeks and form the lower, outer portion of the orbital socket. The zygomatic bones house ... More »

The bony skeleton of the human body provides many vital functions essential to life, but one of the most noticeable is that without bones, an individual could no longer move his body. Muscles contract using bones as leve... More »