By Nigel Palastanga, Derek Field and Roger W. Soames (Auth.)

This textbook of anatomy has been designed in particular for college kids who desire to use the data in medical events and need a larger knowing of the mechanisms which permit stream to happen. each one part follows an identical development of presentation, with dialogue of the bones, muscular tissues and joints and their interplay, nerve blood offer and lymphatic drainage. The utilized anatomy of the musculoskeletal procedure occupies the better a part of the ebook, yet sections also are dedicated to human embryology, the outside and its appendages and the constitution and serve as of the frightened approach. For readability of presentation, every one web page of textual content faces a web page of illustrations and diagrams. wide cross-referencing among textual content and images will extra help realizing of even the main tough structural and practical ideas

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The secondary centre for the coracoid process, however, appears during the first year and fuses with the body between 12 and 14 years. The clavicle The clavicle (Fig. 4b and c) is a subcutaneous bone running horizontally from the sternum to the acromion. It acts as a strut holding the scapula laterally, thus enabling the arm to be clear of the trunk—an essential feature in primates. The scapula and clavicle together form the pectoral or shoulder girdle, transmitting the weight of the upper limb to the axial skeleton and facilitating a wide range of movement of the upper limb.

6 X-ray of the shoulder in the anatomical position, oblique view: 1 = Coracoid process 2 = Acromion 3 = Acromioclavicular joint 4 = Head of humerus 5 = Rim of glenoid fossa 6 = Blade of scapula (end on) 7 = Lesser tubercle aspect of the elbow, as can the lateral supracondylar ridge running upwards from it. Posteriorly, the olecranon fossa can be felt through the triceps tendon, if the relaxed elbow is flexed. Ossification A primary ossification centre appears in the shaft in the eighth week in utero and spreads until, at birth, only the ends are cartilaginous.

It acts as a strut holding the scapula laterally, thus enabling the arm to be clear of the trunk—an essential feature in primates. The scapula and clavicle together form the pectoral or shoulder girdle, transmitting the weight of the upper limb to the axial skeleton and facilitating a wide range of movement of the upper limb. The medial two-thirds of the clavicle is convex forwards and is roughly triangular in cross-section. The lateral third is concave forwards and flattened from above downwards.

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