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What is trabecular bone?

David Slovik, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Trabecular bone is bone tissue arranged in a meshwork of thin plates or beams that is commonly found at the center of long bones and that constitutes a large part of the hip and vertebrae. Also called cancellous bone or spongy bone.

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