List of bones of the human skeleton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A typical adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones. The exact number of the bones in the human skeleton is different in each person.

In the skull (22):

In the middle ears (6):

In the throat (1):

In the shoulder girdle (4):

In the thorax (25):

In the vertebral column (24):

In the arms (6):

In the hands (54):

In the pelvis (4):

In the legs (8):

In the feet (52):

The infant skeleton has the following bones in addition to those above:

  1. sacral vertebrae (4 or 5), which fuse in adults to form the sacrum
  2. coccygeal vertebrae (3 to 5), which fuse in adults to form the coccyx
  3. ilium, ischium and pubis, which fuse in adults to form the pelvic girdle