Osteology: The Anatomy of Bone

Structure and osteology of bone, this is the gallery where we have illustrated medical artwork for the branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and osteology of bone. Completed for a variety of clients the gallery depicts medical artwork illustrations showing anatomy that would not normally be visible and is used as patient education materials and educational communications.

Fascinating Facts about the Anatomy of Bone

The most wonderful facts about bone is that it is often only considered in its most obvious state, as the skeleton that provides our framework. Bone is however, responsible for facilitating respiration by way of the rib cage, protecting organs, allowing locomotion through muscle attachment to bone and red blood cell production called haematopoiesis. Bone also undergoes a constant state change as bones respond and react to their environment and repair when broken for example. This is completed by the resorption and reformation of its structure in response to stress and other biomedical influences.

Consisting of bone cells, connective tissue matrix and bone marrow locating the bone marrow in the heads of bones producing red blood cells known as Haematopoiesis. Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) residing in the medulla of the bone have the unique ability to give rise to all of the different mature blood cell types and tissues. Bone marrow is also a key component of the lymphatic system, producing the lymphocytes that support the body's immune system.

Hematopoietic stem cells are the blood cells that give rise to all the other blood cells. They give rise to the myeloid which are the monocytes and macrophages, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, erythrocytes, megakaryocytes/platelets and dendritic cells. Lymphoid lineages such as the T-cells, B-cells, NK-cells.

Joanna and her team specialise in providing the highest quality 'drawn from scratch' custom made medical and scientific illustrations to suit a huge variety of projects. Ranging from a simple diagram where appropriate, to detailed complex anatomy that clearly educates the message to the viewer. We are readily able to advise you on your project and turn written medical or anatomical matter into a helpful visual for any project please contact the team at Medical Artist.

Gallery of Medical Illustrations Concerning Bone Anatomy

Structure of compact bone

Structure of compact bone

brain pathology watercolour

Structure of Trabecular bone

brain pathology watercolour

Bone architecture

Osteoporosis illustration

Decrease in bone structure

The humerus bone

The humerus bone

illustration showing the origin points of the muscle the Biceps brachii

Bone facilitates locomotion through muscle attachment