Anatomy Of Humerus Image
Humerus. The humerus is the longest and largest bone of the upper limb. It consists of a proximal end, a shaft and a distal end, all which contain important anatomical landmarks. The humerus articulates with the scapula proximally at the glenohumeral joint so it participates in the movements of the shoulder. Also,…
While this is a connective tissue dysfunction, it occurs directly over the head of the humerus which can cause degeneration and misalignment to the humerus if not treated accordingly. As with most large joints, the head of the humerus is susceptible to osteoarthritis.
Many powerful muscles that manipulate the upper arm at the shoulder and the forearm at the elbow are anchored to the humerus. Movement of the humerus is essential to all of the varied activities of the arm, such as throwing, lifting, and writing.