Bones of the upper limb

Bones of the upper limb: Anatomy & ClassificationClassification of the bones of the upper limbs
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Classification

The bones of the upper limb (ossa membri superioris) are divided into the bones of the shoulder girdle (cingulum membri superioris) and the bones of the free part of the upper limb (pars libera membri superioris).

Shoulder girdle (cingulum membri superioris)
Shoulder girdle (cingulum membri superioris)
Free part of the upper limb (pars libera membri superioris)
Free part of the upper limb (pars libera membri superioris)

The bones of the shoulder girdle are the following:

  • Clavicle (clavicula)

    Clavicle (clavicula)
    Clavicle (clavicula)
  • Scapula (scapula)

    Scapula (scapula)
    Scapula (scapula)

The bones of the free part are:

  • Humerus (humerus)

    Humerus (humerus)
    Humerus (humerus)
  • Ulna (ulna)

  • Radius (radius)

    Ulna (ulna)
    Ulna (ulna)
    Radius (radius)
    Radius (radius)
  • Carpal bones (ossa carpi)

    Carpal bones (ossa carpi)
    Carpal bones (ossa carpi)
  • Metacarpals (ossa metacarpi)

    Metacarpals (ossa metacarpi)
    Metacarpals (ossa metacarpi)
  • Phalanges (phalanges/ossa digitorum)

Phalanges (phalanges/ossa digitorum)
Phalanges (phalanges/ossa digitorum)

All bones are paired and connected to each other so that the upper limb can perform a large variety of movements in several planes.

Dictionary

Bones of the upper limb

ossa membri superioris
bones of upper limb
cingulum membri superioris
shoulder girdle
pars libera membri superioris
free part of upper limb
humerus
humerus
ulna
ulna
radius
radius
ossa carpi
carpal bones
ossa metacarpi
metacarpals
phalanges/ossa digitorum
phalanges
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