Atlas of Anatomy

23 Surface Anatomy

Surface Anatomy (I)

Fig. 23.1   Upper limb: Anterior view

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Fig. 23.2   Palpable bony prominences
Right limb.

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Fig. 23.3   Upper limb: Posterior view

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Q1: Which cutaneous nerves are most vulnerable during intravenous punctures (e.g., drawing blood, injections)?

Q2: Palpation of which skeletal landmarks would allow you to locate and examine the collateral ligaments of the elbow?

Surface Anatomy (II)

Fig. 23.4   Palpable bony structures
Left hand.

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Fig. 23.5   Surface anatomy of the wrist
Left wrist, oblique anterolateral view.

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Q3: How can the palpable tendons in the wrist be used to determine the location of key arteries and nerves?

Fig. 23.6   Anatomic snuffbox
Left hand, oblique posterolateral view.

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Q4: Tenderness in the base of the anatomic snuffbox can suggest a fracture of which of the carpal bones?

See answers beginning on p. 626.

Fig. 23.7   Palm

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Fig. 23.8   Dorsum

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