Template:Stapes Anatomy table

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Adult Stapes Anatomy
Component Latin Description
Head capitulum stapedis presents a depression, which is covered by cartilage articulates with the lenticular process of the incus
Neck constricted part of the bone, succeeding the head gives insertion to the tendon of the Stapedius muscle
Two crura crus anterius and crus posterius diverge from the neck , connected at their ends by a flattened oval plate anterior is shorter and less curved than the posterior
Base basis stapedis forms the foot-plate of the stirrup fixed to the margin of the fenestra vestibuli by a ring of ligamentous fibers