Where is the spongy bone found?
Spongy bone, which is also called cancellous bone, is found in the inner layer of bones. It is primarily found at the ends of long bones, inside the vertebrae, and proximal to joints.
Spongy Bone A spongy bone is so spongy because, the spongy bone has many open spaces and contains bone marrow. But, spongy bone is know to be lightweight and very strong. It also contains trabeculae which allow for the "gaps" in the bone and allow it "give." It is also the only place where red marrow is found in adults.
Compact bone is the outer most part of the bone. It's dense, strong and made up of many layers. But bones are not solid all the way through- yellow marrow is found within the hallowed out walls of compact bone. Spongy bone is only found on the ends of bones. Spongy bone isn't really spongy; really it's hard but it has lots of holes- which gives it the appearance of a sponge. Spongy bone is…
Red bone marrow is found in spongy bone located mostly in the ends of the long bones. Red marrow is found mainly in the flat bones such as hip bone, breast bone, skull, ribs, vertebrae and shoulder blades, and in the cancellous ("spongy") material at the proximal ends of the long bones femur and humerus.