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Jones J, Rezaee A, Mayhew P, et al. Appendicular skeleton. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 22 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-23107
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The appendicular skeleton is the portion of the bony skeleton that includes and supports the limbs (the appendages). It includes the pectoral girdle and the bony pelvis, connected to the axial skeleton centrally and is composed of 126 bones in total.
Appendicular bones form from cartilage, by the process of endochondral ossification.
Bones of the appendicular skeleton
- upper limb
- lower limb
- 1. Gray's Anatomy. Churchill Livingstone. (2011) ISBN:0443066841. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon