endosteum. the end of the long bone is called. epiphysis. the shaft of a long bone is called. diaphysis. Correspondingly, which term describes the shaft of a long bone?
This image represents the parts of a long bone. The labels include proximal epiphysis, proximal metaphysis, diaphysis (bone shaft), distal metaphysis, distal epiphysis, and epiphyseal line (x2). The following image gets into a little more detail in regard to human long bone structure.
Long bone fracture 1 The location of the fracture (the tibial shaft is divided into thirds: distal, middle, and proximal) 2 The pattern of the fracture (for example, the bone can break in different directions, such as crosswise, lengthwise, or in the middle) 3 Whether the skin and muscle over the bone is torn by the injury (open fracture)