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Made up of the clavicle and scapula

Pectoral girdle

Bony attachment of the upper limb to the axial skeleton

The sternoclavicular joint

Medial end articulates with the sternum and the lateral end with the acromion process of the scapula. A ligament connects the clavicle to the coracoid process


Lies posterior to the ribs, has no bony attachment to the axial skeleton


corner of the shoulder


attachment of clavicle with scapula

Acromioclavicular joint

clavicle, sternoclavicular joint, scapula, acromion, acromioclavicular joint

Shoulder region

most lateral projection of the scapula

lateral angle

the anterior surface of the bone

Subscapular fossa

attached posteriorly and becomes free to form the acromion process


attachment of long head of biceps brachii

Supraglenoid tubercle

Articulates with the head of the humerus

Glenoid fossa

Attachment of the long head of triceps brachii

Infraglenoid tubercle

articulates with the glenoid fossa

Head of humerus

contains tendon of long head of biceps brachii muscle between tubercles, attachment for latissimus dorsi muscle between crests of tubercles

Intertubercular sulcus

receives head of radius when elbow is fully flexed

Radial fossa

round articular process for head of radius


receives the coronoid process of the ulna in elbow flexion

Coronoid fossa

spool-shaped articular process around which the trochlear notch of the ulna articulates


(spiral groove), gentle depression on the posterior surface of the humerus indicates the position where the radial nerve and the deep brachial artery pass against the bone

Radial groove

receives the olecranon process in elbow flexion

Olecranon fossa

Lateral bone of the forearm, articulate with the wrist distally


Medial bone of forearm


Cup-like end receives the capitulum, perimeter fits into the radial notch of the ulna

Head of radius

articulating with both the capitulum of the humerus and the radial notch of the ulna

head of radius

Bottom (proximal) row of carpals from lateral to medial

Scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, pisiform

Top (distal) row of carpals from lateral to medial

Trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate