What is bone made from?
Made mostly of collagen, bone is living, growing tissue.
Collagen is a protein that provides a soft framework, and calcium phosphate is a mineral that adds strength and hardens the framework.
This combination of collagen and calcium makes bone strong and flexible enough to withstand stress..
Where would you find short bones?
Short bones are shaped roughly as a cube and contain mostly spongy bone. The outside surface is comprised of a thin layer of compact bone. Short bones are located in the hands and feet. The patella (kneecap) is also considered a short bone.
Where do the bones meet at?
Joints are the place where two bones meet or connect. Ligaments are short bands of tough fibrous connective tissue that function to connect one bone to another, forming the joint. Tendons are made of elastic tissue and also play a key role in the functioning of joints. They connect muscle to bone.
Are bones alive?
If you’ve ever seen a real skeleton or fossil in a museum, you might think that all bones are dead. Although bones in museums are dry, hard, or crumbly, the bones in your body are different. The bones that make up your skeleton are all very much alive, growing and changing all the time like other parts of your body.
What are bone cells called?
Bone is composed of four different cell types; osteoblasts, osteocytes, osteoclasts and bone lining cells. Osteoblasts, bone lining cells and osteoclasts are present on bone surfaces and are derived from local mesenchymal cells called progenitor cells.