• Question: What smallest bone is found in humans

    Asked by Janel to Byron, David, Esther, Henry, Jacquie on 7 Jul 2017.
    • Photo: Jacquie Oliwa

      Jacquie Oliwa answered on 7 Jul 2017:

      Hi Janel,
      The smallest bone is the stapes which is the third bone of the three ossicles in the middle ear. The stapes is a stirrup-shaped bone. It rests on the oval window, to which it is connected by an annular ligament. There are the three bones in the middle ear — Malleus, Incus and Stapes. The smallest bones of the three, the one that looks like a ring, is the Stapes.
      Best wishes,