Bony skeleton

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 01 Dec 2021

The skeleton is the complete set of bones that make up a human.

Traditionally there are said to be 206 bones in total which can be divided into:

NB: the total of 206 bones treats the patellae as proper bones and not sesamoids, and ignores all the other sesamoids! (as well as multiple anatomic variants)

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