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An incomplete fracture or cracking of the bone without actual separation of the parts. Common in children.
Greenstick
Bone fragments into many pieces.
Comminuted
A fracture in which one bone fragment is driven into another.
Impaction
Cells that can dissolve the bony matrix
Osteoclasts
Cells that can build the bony matrix
Osteoblasts
Area where bone growth takes place
Epiphyseal Plate
A round or oval hole through a bone that contains blood vessels and/or nerves
Foramen
The fingers have three of these bones and the thumb has only two
Phalanges
This bone articulates with the glenoid fossa
Humerus
Forearm bone that articulates with most of the carpals
Radius
Heel bone
Calcaneus
The smallest short bone in the hand
Pisiform
Pointing toes upward
Dorsiflexion
The structural unit of compact bone that resembles the growth rings of a tree
Osteon
Each bone lamella has these that wrap in opposite directions
Collagen Fibers
These unite all of the bones of the skull except the mandible and therefore make them immovable
Sutures
Cheekbones of the face
Zygomatic bones
Join the ribs to the sternum
Costal Cartilage
Lateral Forearm Bone
Radius
How many vertebrae are there?
7 Cervical
12 Thoracic
5 Lumbar
Bending of the tips of the fingers
Flexion
A fracture in the shaft of a bone would be a break in the?
Diaphysis
Most abundant skeletal cartilage?
Hyaline Cartilage
The inferiormost part of the sternum?
Xiphoid Process
Major function of the intervertebral discs?
Absorb shock
Bending your neck back until it hurts?
Hyperextension
Articulation permitting only slight degrees of movements?
Amphiarthroses
When a ballerina points the toes
Plantar Flexion