Atlas of Anatomy

28 Surface Anatomy

Surface Anatomy

Fig. 28.1   Lower limb: Anterior view

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Fig. 28.2   Palpable bony prominences
Right limb.

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Q1: The hip joint is not directly palpable. How would you correctly locate the head of the femur based on surface anatomy?

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Q2: Which palpable landmarks would you use to locate the sciatic nerve (in the gluteal region), the common fibular nerve (at the knee), and the tibial nerve (at the ankle)?

Fig. 28.3   Lower limb: Posterior view

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