Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedic Doctor, Bangalore
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There are 36 bones in the spinal cord.
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The spinal cord is composed of approximately 33 bones. The bones in the spinal cord are known as vertebrae. The spinal cord is a part of the central nervous system. While the other part, the brain is the seat of our thoughts, knowledge and the origin of control over body movement, the spinal cord is the channel via which the body and the brain are connected.
The patella is located in the knee.
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Patella is a thick, circular-triangular bone which articulates with the femur and protects the front part of the knee joint. In common terms, it is known as the knee-cap.
Which one of these does the rib cage protect?
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The rib cage is one of the strongest structures in the body which has been designed to protect two of the most important organs: the lungs and the heart. It consists of 24 rib bones, a sternum, twelve thoracic vertebrae, and costal cartilages. The liver is situated underneath the right side of the rib cage.
What is the smallest bone in the body?
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There are three small bones in the ear and they are the smallest bones in the whole human body. The bones in the ear are also known as auditory ossicles and they are named in Latin as per their shape- Malleus or mallet, Incus or anvil and stapes or stirrup. The stirrup-shaped stapes is the smallest ossicle with a hollow space in the middle. It is responsible for passing vibrations from the anvil to the cochlea.
Bones stop growing after a person reaches 18 years of age.
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Bones continue to grow until a person reaches 25 years of age. In women, they stop growing in height after attaining puberty due to the closing of epiphyseal plates but men continue to grow till 22 to 25 years of age.