By Nigel Palastanga, Derek Field and Roger W. Soames (Auth.)
This textbook of anatomy has been designed particularly for college kids who desire to use the data in scientific occasions and want a better knowing of the mechanisms which permit move to occur. every one part follows an identical development of presentation, with dialogue of the bones, muscular tissues and joints and their interplay, nerve blood provide and lymphatic drainage. The utilized anatomy of the musculoskeletal method 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 apprehensive method. For readability of presentation, each one web page of textual content faces a web page of illustrations and diagrams. huge cross-referencing among textual content and photographs will additional support realizing of even the main tricky structural and useful options
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The importance of the opposability of the thumb in providing effective grasping and manipulating skills makes the hand the most efficient tool in the animal kingdom. In grasping, the thumb is equal in value to the other four digits; loss of the thumb is as disabling as the loss of all four fingers. For these skills the hand has a rich motor and sensory nerve supply. It is no coincidence that the hand has large representations in both the motor and sensory regions of the cerebral cortex. The adoption of a bipedal gait during human evolution freed the upper limbs for functions other than locomotion, this is one of the reasons why the brain developed and enlarged to its present form.
The coracoid process is a hook-like projection with a broad base directed upwards and forwards from the upper part of the head, and a narrow more horizontal part which passes anterolateral^ from the upper edge of the base. The tip lies below the junction of the middle and lateral thirds of the clavicle. Palpation Starting at the lowest point, the inferior angle can readily be gripped between thumb and index finger and, if the subject relaxes sufficiently, can be lifted away from the thorax. The medial border can be followed along its whole length from inferior to superior angles.
Fig. 7 X-ray of left shoulder, anteroposterior view with the arm externally rotated and slightly abducted: 1 = Cortex of vertebral border 2 = Bone in infraspinous fossa 3 = Lateral border of scapula 4 = Acromion 5 = Spine of scapula 6 = Coracoid process 7 = Glenoid fossa 8 = Head of humerus 9 = Greater tubercle 10 = Lesser tubercle THE UPPER LIMB Fig. 6 Fig. 7 63 64 ANATOMY AND HUMAN MOVEMENT THE FOREARM There are two bones in the forearm, the radius laterally, and the ulna medially. Both bones articulate proximally with the humerus at the elbow joint and contribute to the wrist joint dis tally.