Bony Landmarks

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Facet

A smooth mostly flat surface on a bone

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Notch

A deep indentation in a bone

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Angle

A diverging of two bony landmarks from a common point

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Foramen

A hole in a bone

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Epicondyle

A bump above a condyle

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Condyle

The rounded end of a long bone, usually not set off by a neck, usually smaller than a head (e.g., the medial and lateral condyles of the femur)

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Head

A large rounded end of a long bone, usually set off from the rest of the bone by a “neck” (e.g., the head of the humerus, the head of the femur)

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Crest

A prominent ridge (e.g., the iliac crest)

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Line

A ridge that doesn’t stick up very far (e.g., the linea aspera of the femur)

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Tuberosity

A large, often rough bump (e.g., ischial tuberosity)

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Tubercle

A small bump (e.g., the greater and lesser tubercles of the humerus)

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Trochanter

A large blunt process (e.g., greater and lesser trochanter of the femur)

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Process

A broad designation for a bump on a bone (e.g., mastoid process, xiphoid process)

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Spine

An abrupt or pointed projection (e.g., the spine of the scapula, the anterior superior iliac spine)

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Fossa

A basin-like depression in a bone (e.g., supraspinous fossa)