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What are the types of bones in the human body?

There are six different types of bones in the human body:
  • Long bones
  • Flat bones
  • Sutural bones
  • Irregular bones
  • Short bones
  • Sesamoid bones
(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)

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