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Bony Landmarks

bony landmarks of the shoulder and arm

TermDefinition
head of the humerus large rounded region on the superior end
shaft of the humerus long central portion
greater tubercle larger bulge at the proximal humerus
lesser tubercle smaller bulge at the proximal humerus
bicipital groove indentation on the proximal humerus between the greater and lesser tubercles
lateral epicondyle flared out lateral portion of the distal humerus
medial epicondyle flared out medial portion of the distal humerus
supracondylar ridge ridges that extend proximally from the medial and lateral epicondyles
deltoid tuberosity small rough bump halfway down on the lateral side of the humerus
acromion process flat lateral extension at the superior distal end of the spine of the scaupla
process part of the bone that sticks out
coracoid process beak like projection on the scapula
lateral border the outer vertical edge of the scapula
medial border long inner edge of the scapula
superior angle angle of the scapula at the upper end of the medial border
inferior angle angle at the lower end of the medial border
subscapular fossa indentation on the anterior surface of the scapula
fossa greek for indentation
glenoid fossa shoulder socket
supraglenoid tubercle little swelling above the glenoid fossa
infraglenoid tubercle little swelling below the glenoid fossa
spine of the scapula horizontal ridge across the scapula
infraspinous fossa indentation below the spine of the scapula
supraspinous fossa indentation above the spine of the scaupla
manubrium upper segment of the sternum
zyphoid process distal end of the sternum
body of the sternum middle of the sternum
spinous process bumps of the vertebrae that stick out posteriously
transverse process bumps on the verterbrae that stick out side to side
Created by: haywardmassage on 2008-07-25



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