Upper Limb Anatomy
Upper Limb Anatomy

Upper Limb Anatomy

by James Pickering, PhD

The upper limbs are the superior extensions of the trunk, enabling humans to grasp and use tools as well as traverse the environment by reaching and climbing. Grossly speaking, the upper limbs are made of three articulated segments: the arm, the forearm, and the hand.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the osteology of the upper limb; its muscles, irrigation, and innervation; the armpit; and a detailed look at the anatomy of the hand.

For optimal comprehension, the student is encouraged to correlate the lessons of this course with their counterparts in histology, physiology, and embryology.

In trauma situations, the limbs are frequently injured. In falls, for example, the upper limbs are used to protect the face and head from impact. It also stands to reason that as the most distal prolongations of the body and usually the primary means of interaction with the world, they are the receptors of noxious stimuli.

For the adequate diagnosis and management of fractures and other conditions that affect the upper limbs, a physician and nurse are required to have a good understanding of the anatomy of the upper limbs. In the field of orthopedics, both upper and lower limbs are of special interest because of the need for surgical correction of certain fractures.

Course Details

  • Videos 51
  • Duration 4:58 h
  • Quiz questions 158
  • Concept Pages 10


Your Educators of course Upper Limb Anatomy

 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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Love the way he lecture
By David M. on 16. April 2023 for Upper Limb Anatomy

i love how he gave a detail information about the course with little time while still making clear to understand

Great lecture both interesting and educational.
By Samuel P. on 24. January 2023 for Axillary Artery – Overview of Arterial Supply to Upper Limb

I really enjoy watching these videos. The way dr. Pickering chops the information into little pieces to make it easier to comprehend. I also think he puts more emphasis on the structures that are clinically relevant. It's great how he uses the illustrations to guide us through the structures, however the quality of the illustrations are very poor and too small.

love it
By wafaa y. on 07. January 2023 for Upper Limb Anatomy

simple and satisfying ,good information and pictures ,the quiz is very useful

I like it
By Victor K. on 11. December 2022 for Upper Limb Anatomy

I really like the mode of teaching used. It's easy for one to understand the topics. The videos are short hence increasing ones morale to cover the topics. However,the admins should try and add dentistry programmes like oral biology in lecturio