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Periosteum

The periosteum is a fibrous sheath that covers bones. It contains the blood vessels and nerves that provide nourishment and sensation to the bone.

References

Silverstein JA, Moeller JL, Hutchinson MR. Common issues in orthopedics. In: Anderson GJ, Hensrud DD. In: Rakel RE, Rakel DP eds.Textbook of Family Medicine

Update Date 8/11/2013