Our body is composed of 206 bones that serves as a framework and support for our muscles and soft tissues in the body. It comes to different sizes and shapes but do you wonder what’s the smallest bone in the body?
It’s found inside our ears, or rather, inside the middle ear ossicles that is called STIRRUP BONE or STAPES and is only 0.25 to 0.33 cm long (0.10 to 0.13 in) and weighs only 1.98 to 4.3 mg.
What’s the function of it? It transmits the sound vibrations to the inner ear (particularly the oval window) and amplifies the sound vibration up to twenty times from what they were when they contacted the tympanic membrane/ear drum!
Smallest bones it is but never underestimate the amplifying power of the middle ear!