What is the longest and shortest bone in the human body? What are their measurements in inches?

Our body comprises of 206 bones. Among them, the longest and shortest bone are mentioned here.

The longest bone:

The Femur or thigh bone is the largest and heaviest bone in the human body. At the proximal end of Femur, there is a rounded prominence which is called as the Head of the Femur.

  • It is the largest, longest, and strongest bone in the human body.
  • The femur runs from the keen to the hip. It carries all the upper body weight.
  • The other parts of the leg are tibia, femur, fibula, and keep cap also known as patella.

The shortest bone:

The smallest bone in the human body is called stapes, located in the middle ear.

  • The size of the staples is 3mm × 2.5mm.
  • There are three bones in the middle ear – Malleus, stapes and Incus.
  • The Stapes is the smallest of the three bones and it looks like a bell.

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