What is the location of compact bone?

Compact bone is the outer region of all the bones in your body.

There are two basic parts of each of your bones:

  1. There is an outer hard layer of bone called either compact bone or cortical bone. this layer is much more dense.
  2. There is an inner layer of bone called either cancellous bone or trabecular bone. This is a softer bone and contains bone marrow and much more blood vessels than the cortical (compact) bone.