Bones of the upper limb

The bones in the upper limb are those that can be found within the pectoral girdle (3), arm (1) forearm (2), and hand (27). There are also a number of accessory ossicles, predominantly occurring at the wrist. Bones provide sites of attachment for skeletal muscles as well as a framework to neurovascular and lymphatic elements. 

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

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rID: 41566
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Upper limb bones
  • Upper extremity bones
  • Bones of the upper extremity

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