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Jones J, Mayhew P, Short bones. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 27 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-42636
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Short bones are 1 of the 5 types of bones in the body and represent bones that are shorter than they are wide. The carpal and tarsal bones are all short bones.
Sesamoid bones (bones that form within tendons) are not "short bones" but have a category all to themselves.