Bones are very important to give shape to the body, which raises the question which is being the largest bone in the human body. The size and the diameter of the bone depend on the health, height and sex of a person. The size of the biggest bone in human body of a tall man would be different from a man of an average size. Similarly the size and the thickness of different bones in men and women, whether of same height, would also be different. Keeping a single global size as standard, the details of the biggest and the longest bones are:

Femur is the largest bone in body. It forms the upper part of human leg. Its average length in adult male is 50.50 centimeter. This bone is also found in mammals, reptiles and vertebrates i.e frog, lizards, amphibians etc. Femur is Latin word which means thigh hence it is also known as thigh bone.
Tibia is the second largest bone in the human body and no doubt the strongest bone of human body because it bears the body weight of person. It forms the inner-lower part of human leg. The average length of tibia is 43.03 CM. Tibia is Latin word which means an ancient type of musical instrument. Shin bone and shank bone are other names of Tibia.
Fibula (also known as Calf Bone) is located in the outer-lower part of human leg. Fibula is the third largest bone in the human body. Fibula along with Tibia forms the lower part of human leg as it is located on the lateral side of Tibia. It is relatively weak and thin as compared with Tibia. The average length of tibia is 40.50 CM.
Humerus bone connects shoulder with elbow in human arm. It is a long bone which consists of three parts i.e. upper extremity of Humerus, body of Humerus and lower extremity of Humerus. Humerus forms the upper part of human arm and many important muscles are attached with it. The average length of tibia is 36.46 CM.
Ulna forms the inner-lower part of human arm. This fore-arm bone along with radius completes the lower part of human arm. Its average length in 28.20 Cm. In simple words it connects elbow with hand. It is a long and narrow bone with many muscles attached with it.
Radius is a long bone which forms the outer-lower part of human arm. It is on the lateral side of Ulna and its length is 26.42 cm. Radius is also found in some four-leg animals as lower part of forelimb. Like Ulna it connects hand with elbow.
7th rib is part of the 24 ribs found in a human body. The average length of 7th rib is 24.00 CM. Ribs are basically found in Vertebrates and they support the upper body of vertebrates.
8th rib: These long and curved bones are considered as the basic structural part of human body. 8th rib is the part of 12 pairs of ribs in human body. The average length of 8th rib is 23.00 CM.
Innominate bone is also called hipbone or half pelvis. It is the 9th largest bone in human body. Its average length is 18.50 Cm. Innominate bone is either of the two bones that form the sides of the pelvis, consisting of three fused components, the ilium, ischium, and pubis Nontechnical name hipbone.
Sternum is the tenth largest bone in human body and its average length is 17.00 Cm. It is also called breastbone and it is found in both males and females with the same length. Sternum is a long, flat bone located in the center of the chest, serving as a support for the collarbone and ribs.
January 26, 2010 | Mohsin Ali | 3 Comments | 465 views