Does skull bones move?

Christina Adams cmadams at trentu.ca
Sun Dec 13 11:16:15 EST 1998


On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, YFlower wrote:

> I wonder - Does the skull bones move ? Are there any kind of bones in
> the human body that are not moving ??

Jaw bones obviously move, and they are a part of the skull.  During growth
of an individual, the different plates in the skull grow closer together
(so that the suture lines become tighter as one ages).  In that sense, I
guess they move, if you consider growth as movement.
-Christina




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