There are 206. Though some might say 208 or 350, or even more and possibly less. It depends on what you read, and how argumentative you want to be! Why, in one of your wrists alone, there are eight: capitate, hamate, lunate, pisiform, scaphoid, trapezium, trapezoid and triquetrum.
Bones, the solid infrastructure of our body! Once, in a hospice team meeting, as we reviewed a patient’s concerns, a nurse mentioned the ulna.
“What is that?” I asked.
“It’s a bone in the upper arm,” answered another nurse.
“No,” our doctor said, “the lower arm has the ulna and radius. The upper arm bone is the humerus.”
We all smiled and chuckled. How . . . humorous? Come on now, and sing with me:
The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone.
The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone.
The knee bone’s connected to the neck bone.
Doin’ the skeleton dance.
The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone.
The hip bone’s connected to the backbone.
The backbone’s connected to the neck bone.
Doin’ the skeleton dance. Read More →