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Bone Periosteum

  • Bone is surrounded by a layer of dense connective tissue, the periosteum.
  • A thin layer of cell-rich connective tissue, the endosteum, lines the surface of the bone facing the marrow cavity.
  • Both the periosteum and the endosteum possess osteogenic potency.
  • Following injury, cells in these layers may differentiate into osteoblasts (bone forming cells) which become involved in the repair of damage to the bone.



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11:26, 11 September 2009Thumbnail for version as of 11:26, 11 September 2009300 × 200 (18 KB)S8600021 (talk | contribs)Bone is surrounded by a layer of dense connective tissue, the periosteum. A thin layer of cell-rich connective tissue, the endosteum, lines the surface of the bone facing the marrow cavity. Both the periosteum and the endosteum possess osteogenic potenc