Anatomy of The Upper Limb

by Keith O'Malley-Farrell

Upper Limb Anatomy & Movement

You will learn and understand in detail the boney structures that comprise the; 

  • Clavicle
  • Scapula
  • Humerus
  • Ulna
  • Radius
  • The carpal
  • Metacarpal and bones and fingers and how they articulate together to form; 
  •  The Pectoral Girdle
  • The Sternoclavicular & Acromioclavicular Joint
  • The Glenohumeral Joint
  • The Elbow Joint
  • The Proximal and Distal Radio-Ulnar joints
  • The primary joints of the Wrist, the hand and the fingers and thumb

At each of articulating surfaces, joint capsules and the different characteristics surrounding the synovium of each joint.

Learn the names, the structure and function of the Ligaments stabilising each of the joints and understanding their positions of most vulnerability to injury.

Part 2:  The origins and insertions of each of the muscles that act on the joints segmented by their primary function during a concentric contraction.

  • You will learn the origins and insertions of each of the muscles listed below;
  • Shoulder Protraction
  • Shoulder Retraction
  • Shoulder Elevation
  • Shoulder Depression
  • Rotator Cuff
  • The Deltoids
  • Rotation/Adduction
  • The Elbow Flexors
  • The Elbow Extensors
  • Wrist Pronators
  • Supinators
  • Wrist Flexors
  • Wrist Extensors
  • Thumb Muscles
  • Muscles Acting on the Fingers

Upper Limb Anatomy Preview

Learn anatomy online with this upper limb anatomy course. Here are some snippets from this course that you will enjoy when you enroll to learn more about the shoulder, the elbow and the wrist and hands and the muscles that control movement in our arms and shoulders

1 Bones of The Pectoral Girdle

Learn more about the sternoclavicular Joint and Acromioclavicular Joint. Learn how the arm connects to the body and how we can rehab the shoulder ligaments when injured

2 Movements of the Pectoral/Shoulder Girdle

Understand how the human shoulder is so dynamic and built for movement at the expense of stability and what muscles move the shoulder in the shoulder joint and how we can improve them.

3 The Glenohumeral Joint

Understand the structure and function of the Glenohumeral Joint, how shoulder stability is crucial for its dynamic function and strength and stability.

4 Muscles Acting on the Shoulder Joint

Learn what muscles flex your shoulder, what muscles extend your shoulder and what muscles abduct and what are the rotator cuff muscles in your shoulder

5 Elbow and Radio Ulnar Joints

Learn the anatomical make up of the elbow and why the elbow rarely dislocates. Understand the make up of the forearm how the bones of the wrist move.

6 Muscles Acting on the Elbow Joint

Learn exactly which muscle bends the elbow when the wrist is turned in different positions, which muscles extend the elbow and which are dominant in different hand positions.

7 Bones of the Hand

What are the names of the different bones in the hand? Learn the answer to this question and also how the bones articulate with each other and make the joints of the hand and the thumb.

8 The Wrist and Joints of the Hand

Learn about how the wrist moves specifically in relation to the muscles that make up the forearm and wrist, understand how the bones of the wrist and hand articulate together and give us the function we often take for granted.

9 Joints of the Hand

Learn how the bones in the hand articulate with each other, the types of joints in the hands and the names given to the joints of the palm, the thumb and the palm of the hand and the fingers and the palm as well as the joints commonly referred to as the knuckles, the special features like the volar plates of the fingers, and what can happen when we dislocate our fingers.

10 Flexors of the Wrist and Digits

Learn about the muscles that live in your forearm that control flexion of your wrist and the fingers. Understand the unique anatomy of the flexors of the fingers and how our hands achieve very fine precision movements.

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Course Info

Mar 24, 2024
All levels
$ 149.00