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Blood supply to bone

Blood supply to bone


Bones require their own blood supply which travels through the periosteum to the inner bone marrow.

Review Date 7/29/2021

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.