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Bones of the Upper Limb

The Humerus

...the humerus Proximal Landmarks The proximal humerus is marked by a head, anatomical neck, surgical neck, greater and lesser tuberosity and intertubercular sulcus. The upper end of the humerus consists...

Bones of the Neck

The Hyoid Bone

The hyoid bone is a ‘U’ shaped structure located in the anterior neck. It lies at the base of the mandible (approximately C3), where it acts as a site of...

Anatomy by Region

Head and Neck

Nerves of the Upper Limb

The Brachial Plexus

...the neck. By TeachMeSeries Ltd (2024) Fig 1 Proximal portion of the brachial plexus in the neck. By TeachMeSeries Ltd (2024) Fig 2 The spinal cord outflow at each vertebral...

Areas of the Thorax

The Superior Mediastinum

...mediastina of the thorax. Contents The superior mediastinum contains neural, vascular and respiratory structures passing from the adjacent regions of the neck and abdomen (via the inferior mediastinum). Great Vessels...

Nerves of the Upper Limb

The Axillary Nerve

...to the surgical neck of the humerus, where it divides into three terminal branches: Posterior terminal branch – provides motor innervation to the posterior aspect of the deltoid muscle and...

Bones of the Lower Limb

The Femur

...correlations. Proximal The proximal aspect of the femur articulates with the acetabulum of the pelvis to form the hip joint. It consists of a head and neck, and two bony...

The Cranial Nerves

The Facial Nerve (CN VII)

...tympani Parasympathetic – supplies many of the glands of the head and neck, including: Submandibular and sublingual salivary glands. Nasal, palatine and pharyngeal mucous glands. Lacrimal glands. By Patrick J....

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Anterior Scalene

The anterior scalene is one of the scalene muscles of the neck. It is located deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle on the lateral aspect of the neck. Attachments: Originates from...

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Occipital Artery

...structures in the neck and posterior head: Sternocleidomastoid artery – supplies the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Descending branch – supplies the posterior neck and deep back muscles. Auricular branch – supplies the...

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