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Jones J, Rasuli B, Weerakkody Y, Long bones. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 31 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-42633
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Long bones are 1 of the 5 types of bones in the human body and are defined as those that are longer than they are wide.
The majority of the appendicular skeleton is composed of long bones (aside from the carpals and tarsals).
In general, the long bones form by endochondral ossification.