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The humerus and scapula together form one of the most important joints in the Human body: the shoulder joint. They also serve as attachment points for many muscles of the upper limb. Now that you've learned all the important landmarks of these bones, test your knowledge on this quiz: khub.me/b2e00

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The arm is the region of the upper limb found between the shoulder and the elbow and consists of one bone, the humerus. Together with the scapula, they form the two main bony elements of the shoulder joint.

The humerus is the longest and largest bone of the upper limb. It articulates with the scapula proximally at the glenohumeral joint, which is a fancy name for shoulder joint. Distally, it articulates with the ulna an radius to form the elbow joint.

The scapula, also known as the shoulder blade, is a flat triangular bone found at the back of the trunk. It lies over the posterior surface of the ribs two to seven. When it articulates with another bone known as the clavicle, the scapula forms the shoulder girdle, which is what connects the appendicular skeleton to the axial skeleton.

In the video we will cover the following:
0:18 overview of the bones of the shoulder, upper arm and forearm. Location of the scapula and humerus in relation to the other bones in that region.
1:11 bony landmarks of the humerus
7:35 bony landmarks of the scapula
15:03 location of the scapula

Want to test your knowledge on the humerus and scapula? Take this quiz: khub.me/b2e00

Read more on the anatomy of these bones. Starting with an article on the scapula, which includes some relevant clinical points: khub.me/udw66

For more engaging video tutorials, interactive quizzes, articles and an atlas of Human anatomy and histology, go to khub.me/mp8ss
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