How many bones does a person have?
Have you ever thought about how many bones are in a human body? After all, precisely because of the large number of bones, we are able to perform complex manipulations with the help of fingers, to bend and unbend our body, bones protect our organs from external influences. Let's find out how many bones are in a human skeleton.
When a person is born, there are about 350 bones in his body, many of which are quite soft. In part, this helps the child to be born. But over time, some bones grow together. For example, there are springs on the skull of a newborn - these are the places where there are no bones yet, but connective tissue is present. Afterwards, in these places the bones will grow together, and this place will be hardly distinguishable. But until then you need to take care of these places, as they are very gentle and if you hit, fall, you can damage the brain, or the bones themselves.
In an adult, after all the bones grow together, there are 206 of them left. The bones of a person are as solid as steel, but at the same time it is easier three times.Such strength follows from the structure of the bone itself. It has a porous structure, and due to this high strength. The thickest bone in the human body is the femoral. You have repeatedly noticed that athletes very often break their lower legs, feet, fingers and very rarely the thigh. Breaking this bone is extremely difficult, but very painful. In addition, an artery passes near the bone, damaging which can lose a lot of blood. Studies have shown that with a vertical load, the femur can withstand weight up to 2 tons. As for weight, the skeleton of a person weighs one-fifth of body weight, that is, about 10-12 kg.
In addition, different people can observe a different number of bones, someone has additional ribs in the seventh vertebra on the neck, someone has the 6th finger. You can also observe growths from the bones in certain places, on the toes, in the joints, in the places of cuts, and so on.
Now you know how many people have bones. Be that as it may, they tend to grow together, so in the event of a fracture, they also put plaster in us, but try to keep your bones anyway, as they begin to ache and trouble you by age.