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The Appendicular Skeleton
Transcript of The Appendicular Skeleton
The Wrist and Hand
The Pelvic Girdle
The Pectoral Girdle
What is the Appendicular Skeleton?
The appendicular skeleton refers to the limbs and their joint girdles. 126 bones in total make up this portion of the human skeleton. The arms are attached to the pectoral girdle while the legs are attached to the pelvic girdle.
The pectoral girdle is created by the articulations of the scapula (posterior) and the clavicle (anterior) to form the acrmioclavicular joint which is superior to the glenoid cavity where the humerus articulates to form the shoulder joint.
Positioning of the meniscii