List of Bones of the Body or Skeleton

Bones of the Body are numbered 206 in a Adult Human Being. As a Dental/Medical Student it is important to remember each and every bone of the body. The Photo in this post will help you in remembering all the 206 bones of the Adult Human Skeleton in a very easy way.

Number of Bones in Human Adult and Infant Body:

  • Number of Bones in Adult Human Body or Skeleton: 206
  • Number of Bones in Infnat Human Body or Skeleton  300

The number of bones is more in Infants because the Sutures present in the Human body of adults are actually the meeting points of 2 bones which are separate when a child is born and are later fused by 3 types of procedures: Types of Suture Closure in Human Bones

For example here are the Sutures of  Skull which are the fusing points of bones which are separate at birth but become fused later on in life. The number of bones in skull at birth is 45 but after complete suture closure the number of Bones in a Adult Human Skull is 22 this is the reason why the number of bones in an infant is more than that in Infants.

The image below is a very innovative way to help Students remember all the bones in a fun loving and easy manner.

Bones of Skull (22):
Cranial bones:

  • Frontal bone
  • Parietal bone (2)
  • Temporal bone (2)
  • Occipital bone
  • Sphenoid bone
  • Ethmoid bone

Facial bones:

  • Zygomatic bone (2)
  • Maxilla Right and Left (2)
  • Nasal bone (2)
  • Mandible
  • Palatine bone (2)
  • Lacrimal bone (2)
  • Vomer bone
  • Inferior nasal conchae (2)

Bones of middle ears (6)

  • Malleus (2)
  • Incus (2)
  • Stapes (2)

Bones of throat (1)

  • Hyoid bone

Bones of shoulder girdle (4)

  • Clavicle or collarbone (2)
  • Scapula or shoulder blade (2)

Bones of thorax (25)

  • Sternum
  • Ribs (2 x 12)
  • Bones of vertebral column (24)
  • Cervical vertebrae with  atlas & axis (7)
  • Lumbar vertebrae (5)
  • Thoracic vertebrae (12)
  •  Bones of arms (6)
  • Humerus (2)
  • Condyles of humerus
  • Ulna (2)
  • Radius (2)
  • Head of radius

Bones of hands (54)

Wrist (carpal) bones

  • Scaphoid bone (2)
  • Navicular bone (2)
  • Lunate bone (2)
  • Triquetral bone (2)
  • Pisiform bone (2)
  • Trapezium (bone) (2)
  • Trapezoid bone (2)
  • Capitate bone (2)
  • Hamate bone (2)
  • Palm or metacarpal bones (10) 
  • Metacarpal bones (5 × 2)

Finger bones or phalanges (28 )

  • Proximal phalanges (5 × 2)
  • Iintermediate phalanges (4 × 2)
  • Distal phalanges (5 × 2)

Bones of  pelvis (4):

  • Ossa coxae (hip bones or innominate bones) (2)
  • Sacrum
  • Coccyx

Bones of legs (8)

  • Head and 18. shaft of femur (2)
  • Greater trochanter of femur
  • Condyles of femur
  • Patella (2)
  • Shaft of Tibia
  • Tuberosity of tibia (2)
  • Fibula (2)

Bones of Feet (52)

Ankle (tarsal) bones

  • Calcaneus (heel bone) (2)
  • Talus (2)
  • Navicular bone (2)
  • Medial cuneiform bone (2)
  • Intermediate cuneiform bone (2)
  • Lateral cuneiform bone (2)
  • Cuboid bone (2)

Instep bones

  • Metatarsal bone (5 × 2)

Toe bones

  • Proximal phalanges (5 × 2)
  • Intermediate phalanges (4 × 2)
  • Distal phalanges (5 × 2)

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