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Palpation of Boney Landmarks - Upper Extremity and Head

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Zygomatic bone
"cheek bone"
Clavicle
"collar bone" - from its medial end at sternoclavicular joint to its lateral end at acromioclavicular joint
Sternal notch
at the superior end of manubrium between medial ends of the two clavicles
Coracoid process of scapula
inferior to lateral part of clavicle
Sternum
"breast plate" - between ribs
Xiphoid process
"sword-like" - pointed process at inferior end of sternum
Ribs
at angle of rib on lateral thorax
Lateral epicondyle of humerus
lateral bump on distal end of humerus
Medial epicondyle of humerus
medial bump on distal end of humerus
Head of radius
boney knob just distal to lateral epicondyle of humerus (with elbow extended, it can be felt rolling during supination and pronation)
Pisiform
medial carpal bone at distal skin crease on anterior wrist
Mastoid process of temporal bone
Behind ear lobe
C7 spinous process
First prominent bump when neck is flexed
Spinous processes of vertebral column
Line of bumps down middle of back
Spine of scapula
Ridge across posterior scapula
Acromion process of scapula
Lateral end of spine of scapula; forms top of shoulder
Vertebral border of scapula
Medial border that runs parallel to vertebral column
Inferior angle at scapula
Lower angle
Axillary border of scapula
Lateral border from inferior angle to axilla (armpit)
Lateral epicondyle of humerus
Lateral bump on distal end of humerus
Medial epicondyle of humerus
Medial bump on distal end of humerus
Olecranon process of ulna
Point of elbow on posterior surface between lateral and medial epicondyles
Posterior border of ulna
Sharp dorsal margin of ulna; palpated entire length
Styloid process of ulna
A prominent knob on distal end of posterior ulna
Styloid process of radius
Distal end of lateral aspect of radius (it is slightly more distal than syloid process of ulna)
Metacarpal heads
"KNuckles" at MP joints