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Upper Extremities

Medical Terms

Clavicle The collar bone or clavicula; a curved bone that joins with the sternum medially
Clavicular Pertaining to the collar bone.
Scapula The shoulder blade; a large flat triangularbone
Glenoid Sockert-like; resembling a socket.
Acromion The lateral extension of the projecting spine of the scapula. Projects over the shoulder joint forming the highest point of the shoulder
Humerus The upper arm bone. The head of the proximal end fits into the glenoid cavity. The distal end articulates with the bones of the forearm.
Radius The shorter and thicker of the two forearm bones located on the side of the thumb.
Ulna The forearm bone on the side of the little finger that extends from the wrist to the elbow. The proximal end forms the olecranon process or elbow
Carpus The eight bones of the wrist; the wrist. Syn., carpal bone, or carpals
Metacarpus The five bones of the hand between the wrist and fingers. Syn., metacarpal bones, or metacarpals.
Phalanx Any bone of a finger or toe, each finger or toe having three such bones and the thumb and great toe having two. The three bones are the proximal, middle, and distal bones.
Created by: Khuong