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The appendicular skeleton is involved in changing your position in the external environment
Driving A Car
The Pectoral Girdle
Includes the S-shaped clavicle (collarbone) and the flattened scapula (shoulder blade)
The clavicle articulates with the manubrium of the sternum and is the only direct connection between the axial skeleton and the pectoral girdle
The scapula is attached to the clavicle anteriorly but has no connection to the actual axial skeleton; instead skeletal muscles and ligaments support it
The upper limb consists of the
(ulna and radius)
(metacarpals and phalanges)
The Wrist and Hand
The carpal bones are the 8 bones of the wrist
The metacarpal bones (5) articulate with the distal carpal bones and make up the palm of the hand
The 14 phalanges of the hand make up the finger bones
The Pelvic Girdle
Supports and protects the lower viscera and developing fetus in females
The pelvic girdle consists of two ossa coxae bones
The bones of the pelvic girdle and lower limb are much more massive than their homologues of the upper limb
The male and female pelvis contains numerous differences
Generally the male pelvis is heavier with more prominent markings due to the larger muscles attached to it
Differences are noted as how the female compares to the male
Enlarged outlet, due to wider ischial spines
Less curvature of the sacrum and coccyx
Wider, more circular pelvic inlet
Broader, lower pelvis
Widely fanning ilia
Pubic angle greater than 100 degrees
The Lower Limb consists of the following structures
Tarsal Bones and the Ankle
Metatarsal Bones and Phalanges of the Foot
The Ankle and Foot
There are 7 tarsal bones that make up the ankle
The metatarsal bones (5) articulate with the distal tarsal bones and make up the arches of the foot
The 14 phalanges of the foot make up the toe bones
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