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What do you call bones sticking out of your body?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Depends

If you are naturally skinny and one can see your bones, e.
g., ribs, that is normal. If you have had intentional weight loss, it can be the same as above. If the weight loss is unintentional, it could be called cachexia. If a broken bone is sticking out, that is a compound fracture.

In brief: Depends

If you are naturally skinny and one can see your bones, e.
g., ribs, that is normal. If you have had intentional weight loss, it can be the same as above. If the weight loss is unintentional, it could be called cachexia. If a broken bone is sticking out, that is a compound fracture.
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