What is Compact Bone
Solid and dense bone that forms the solid external walls of the bone.
What is Spongy Bone (Cancellous/Trabecula)
Mesh work of crisscrossing bars and plates of bone pieces, primarily located internally within the epiphyses
Epiphyses: End of the long bone, initially growing separately from shaft.
Epi: Above Phy: To grow
A beam of bone in spongy bone
Function of Spongy Bone:
Provides resistance to stresses by distributing them to the entire framework.
Ossification: 2 Types
Intramembranous Ossification: Bone growth withen a membrane
Intra: Within Mem: Membrane
Formation and development of bone connective tissue.