Anatomy of the Upper Limbs
Anatomy of the Upper Limbs

Anatomy of the Upper Limbs

by James Pickering, PhD

The comprehensive study of the anatomy of the upper limbs is an indispensable component of USMLE preparation for medical students. This multifaceted topic encompasses various crucial subtopics, starting with exploring osteology and surface anatomy, providing a detailed understanding of the bones and external features of the arms and hands. A focus on joints of the upper limbs follows, emphasizing the intricate articulations such as the shoulder, elbow, and wrist, which are pivotal for understanding musculoskeletal function. The examination of fascia and neurovasculature of the upper limbs introduces students to the connective tissue and vascular networks that play a vital role in upper limb anatomy, offering insights essential for clinical applications.

Students will then delve into the complex structures of the shoulder. The subsequent study of the axilla encompasses a detailed examination of the armpit region, including nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatics, providing a foundation for understanding regional pathology. Moving inferior, the anatomy of the forearm and hand covers the musculoskeletal and neurovascular components, offering a comprehensive view of these intricate segments. Mastery of this overarching topic is foundational for medical professionals, forming the basis for clinical competency and success on the USMLE examination.

Course Details

  • Videos 57
  • Duration 4:11 h
  • Quiz questions 163
  • Concept Pages 10


Your Educators of course Anatomy of the Upper Limbs

 James Pickering, PhD

James Pickering, PhD

Dr. James Pickering is a Professor of Anatomical Education at the University of Leeds, UK.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2019. Currently, he undertakes and publishes research within the areas of anatomy education, digital education, and curriculum design and evaluation.
Due to his achievements, he earned the University of Leeds Teaching Award and was named The Most Innovative Teacher of the Year 2014 and Learning Technologist of the Year 2014.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Pickering teaches courses on Anatomy.

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