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6.4: Bone Formation

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    7149
    • 6.4A: Embryonic and Fetal Bone Formation
      During fetal development, bone tissue is created through intramembranous ossification and endochondral ossification.
    • 6.4B: Postnatal Bone Growth
      Secondary ossification occurs after birth at the epiphyses of long bones and continues until skeletal maturity.
    • 6.4C: Bone Remodeling
      Bone remodeling or bone turnover is the process of resorption followed by replacement of bone and occurs throughout a person’s life.
    • 6.4D: Bone Repair
      Bone fractures are repaired through physiological processes in the periosteum via chrondroblasts and osteoblasts.