Atlas of Anatomy
23 Surface Anatomy
Surface Anatomy (I)
Fig. 23.1 Upper limb: Anterior view
Fig. 23.2 Palpable bony prominences
Fig. 23.3 Upper limb: Posterior view
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
Fig. 23.5 Surface anatomy of the wrist
Left wrist, oblique anterolateral view.
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.
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
Fig. 23.8 Dorsum