What bones contain bone marrow?
Long bones like the femur and humerus
Bone marrow is found almost in all the bones in your body. There is yellow bone marrow every where. You probably want to know the the location of the red bone marrow. In case of the young children the red bone marrow occupy the long bones also. In case of the adult the flat bones contain red bone marrow. So you have the red bone marrow in skull bones, ribs, sternum and the hip bones…
As children, nearly all of our bones contain red bone marrow, but this gradually gets replaced by yellow marrow as we grow older. As adults, red bone marrow is found mainly in the axial skeleton (skull, spine and rib cage) and girdles (pelvis and shoulders) and at the ends (epiphyses) of the humerus and femur.
Bone marrow comes in two categories, red and yellow. Red is common in young children's bones. It creates red blood cells. As you become a teenager, you have less red and more yellow bone marrow. Yellow bone marrow stores fat so it can later be used as energy, but there are still some bones that contain red bone marrow.
Is short irregular and flat bones have large marrow cavities in order to keep the weight of the bones light?
Bone marrow is found in the long bones of the body and also in the pelvic bones. The long bones are the femur, which is the thigh bone and the humerus which is the upper arm bone. the pelvic bones are the hip bones. The center if these bones contain the marrow and this is where the red blood cells are made. Red blood cells transport oxygen around the body to all other cells. Red…
They aren't, or at least not like you seem to think. The bones in arms and legs (along with most large-ish bones, ie pelvis) contain marrow. Red bone marrow is found at the ends of the bone and is involved in a number of blood regulating functions, and yellow 'fatty' marrow is in the middle of the bones.