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Bone Structure

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  • Bone Structure
    • Bones vary but share general structural features 
      • Epiphysis 
        • Rounded ends
        • Forms joint surfaces
          • Covered by cartilage
      • Diaphysis 
        • Hollow central shaft
          • Filled with bone marrow
      • Metaphysis 
        • Regions where diaphysis and epiphysis meet
        • Contains growth (epiphyseal) plate