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How many bones do we have (adults)?

1. INTRODUCTION

#Question: How many bones do we have (adults)?

Adult human beings have 206 bones¹, some less than infants, in whom fusion of bones such as the sacrum and coccyx has not yet occurred.

 

2. NUMBER OF BONES OF THE HUMAN BODY BY ANATOMICAL ZONES

  • Skull: 29 bones.
  • Spine: 26 bones.
  • Thorax: 25 bones.
  • Upper limbs: 64 bones.
  • Lower limbs: 62 bones.

 

3. REFERENCES

  • Susaeta (2008). Atlas ilustrado de anatomía > El esqueleto o sistema esquelético. Page 36. Text in Spanish. Book not avaliable online.
 

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