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Short bones in the human body are cubelike -- the length, width, and height measurements are all about the same.
Short bones include the carpal bones (hands, wrist) and tarsal bones (feet, ankles).Update Date: 7/25/2007 Updated by: Andrew L. Chen, M.D., M.S., Orthopedist, The Alpine Clinic, Littleton, NH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.