Flat bones are made up of a layer of spongy bone between two thin layers of compact bone. Their shape is flattened, not rounded. Examples include the skull and ribs. Flat bones have marrow, but not a bone marrow cavity.
|Review Date: 8/6/2007|
Reviewed By: Thomas N. Joseph, MD, Private Practice specializing in Orthopaedics, subspecialty Foot and Ankle, Camden Bone Joint, Camden, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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