Anatomical neck of humerus

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Anatomical neck of humerus
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Left humerus seen from the front (anatomical neck labeled at upper left).
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Identifiers
LatinCollum anatomicum humeri
TAA02.4.04.003
FMA23356
Anatomical terms of bone

The anatomical neck of the humerus is obliquely directed, forming an obtuse angle with the body of the humerus. It represents the fused epiphyseal plate.[1]

It gives attachment to the capsular ligament of the shoulder joint except at the upper inferior-medial aspects

It is best marked in the lower half of its circumference; in the upper half it is represented by a narrow groove separating the head of the humerus from the two tubercles, the greater tubercle and the lesser tubercle.

It affords attachment to the articular capsule of the shoulder-joint, and is perforated by numerous vascular foramina.

Anatomical Neck vs Surgical Neck of Humerus
Anatomical Neck vs Surgical Neck of Humerus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wheeless anatomic neck of humerus". Retrieved 2016-06-08.

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 209 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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