The four types of bones in the human body are long, flat, irregular and short. The bones give the human body its structure and work with the muscles and joints to promote movement. More »

Compact bones have many layers that contain soft materials, such as tissues and cells, and hard outer shells. Compact bones are found in all parts of the body, including the limbs, spinal cord and skull. These bones are ... More » Science Human Anatomy Bones

The mandible, or lower jaw bone, is a type of irregular bone. Irregular bones are those that, because of their different shape, do not fit into another category of bones. Other good examples of irregular bones are the ve... More »

According to Georgia State University, the three smallest bones in the human body are the ossicles found in the ear, also know as auditory ossicles. The term "ossicles" means "tiny bones" and can be used for other small ... 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 »

There are a total of 160 bursae in the human body located around the major joints in the body. The major bursae are found near the tendons around the large joints such as the shoulder joint, elbow joint, hip jiont and kn... 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 »