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Sample Questions -

Q. How Many Ribs are present in a Human Body?

(a) 20

(b) 22

(c) 24

(d) 26

Answer: Option C - 24

Q. The Hip Bone is made up of -

(a) Ilium, Ischium and Pubis

(b) Ilium, Tibia and Fibula

(c) Ilium, Fibula and talus

(d) None of the Above

Answer: Option A - Ilium, Ischium and Pubis


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Bones in Human Body

The Human Body has 206 bones in Total. In the following pages of these e-book we have given the
details of all the bones in different parts of the Human Body. The Types of Bones, their names and
the number of each bone type is given in the below tables.

We have divided the Human Body int following regions for classification of Bones

• Head
• Below the Head
• Arms
• Hands
• Lower Body – Pelvis and Legs
• Feet

1) Head Region – This part has a total of 29 bones. Following are the details of each bone.

Bone Type Bone Name


No. of
Bones
Frontal 1

Parietal 2
Cranial bones
(Total 8 Bones) Temporal 2
Occipital 1
Sphenoid 1

Ethmoid 1

Mandible 1
Maxilla 2
Platine 2

Facial bones Zygomatic 2


(Total 14 Bones)
Nasal 2
Lacrimal 2
Vomer 1

Inferior nasal conchae 2

Malleus 2
Ear bones
Incus 2
(Total 6 Bones)
Stapes 2
Throat bones
Hyoid 1
(1 Bone)
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2) Below the Head – This area includes the Chest, Shoulders and Vertebral Column. This region
has a total of 53 Bones

No. of
Bone Type Bone Name
Bones

Shoulder blade 2
Shoulder bones
(Total 4 Bones)
Collarbone/Clavicle 2

Thorax bones Sternum 1


(Total 25 Bones)
Ribs 24
Cervical vertebrae 7
Vertebral column bones
Thoracic vertebrae 12
(Total 24 Bones)
Lumbar vertebrae 5

3) Arms – This part has 6 bones divided into 2 types – Upper and Lower Arm Bones

Bone Type Bone Name No. of Bones

Upper Arm bones


Humerus 2
(Total 2 Bones)

Radius 2
Forearm bones
(Total 4 Bones)
Ulna 2
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4) Hands – The Hands in Human Body have 54 bones. They are divided into 3 types – Wrist, Palm
and Finger Bones.

No. of
Bone Type Bone Name
Bones

Scaphoid 2

Lunate 2

Wrist bones Triquetral 2


(Total 16 Bones)
Pisiform 2
Trapezium 2

Trapezoid 2

Capitate bone 2

Hamate 2
Palm bones
Metacarpals 10
(Total 10 Bones)

Proximal phalanges 10
Finger bones
(Total 28 Bones)
Intermediate phalanges 8
Distal phalanges 10

5) Lower Body Region – This includes the Pelvis and Leg bones. There are total 12 bones in this
region

No. of
Bone Type Bone Name
Bones
Sacrum 1
Pelvis bones Coccyx 1
(Total 4 Bones) Hip bone
2
(Ilium, Ischium and Pubis)

No. of
Bone Type Bone Name
Bones
Femur or thigh bone 2
Leg bones Patella 2
(Total 6 Bones) Tibia 2
Fibula 2
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6) Feet – The last part of human body are the Feet. This region has a total of 52 Bones divided into
2 types – Ankle Bones and Toe Bones.

Bone Type Bone Name No. of Bones

Calcaneus (heel bone) 2

Talus 2

Ankle bones Navicular 2


(Total 24 Bones)
Medial cuneiform 2

Intermediate cuneiform 2

Lateral cuneiform 2

Cuboid 2

Metatarsal bone 10

Proximal phalanges 10

Toe bones
(Total 28 Bones) Intermediate phalanges 8

Distal phalanges 10
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Source – Britannica.com
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