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Anatomy of the Spine

Overview The the body’s main support structure – the spinal column – is comprised of thirty-three bones (vertebrae) divided into five regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal. Cervical Region (Neck and Upper Back) The cervical region consists of seven vertebrae labeled C1 to C7. …

Anatomy of the Shoulder

Overview The shoulder is comprised of three separate joints that work together for extensive range of  motion. Here is a closer look at the main parts of the shoulder’s anatomy. Bones The shoulder involves three bones; the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (“shoulder blade”), and the clavicle…

Anatomy of the Knee

Overview The knee is where three bones meet: the tibia, the femur and the patella. The knee is a “hinge” joint, allowing the leg to bend in only one direction. Here are the main parts of the knee’s anatomy. Bones The base of the knee is formed by the tibia, the large bone of the lower leg often c…

Anatomy of the Hip

Overview The hip joint is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body. This ball-and-socket joint allows the leg to move and rotate while keeping the body stable and balanced. Here are the main parts of the hip joint’s anatomy. Bones Two bones – the femur and the pelvis – meet at the hip joint. …

Anatomy of the Hand

Overview Your hands are versatile and complex, with the ability to do tasks that involve both strength and delicacy. Let’s look at the main structures of your hands to see how they do all the things they do. Bones and joints There are twenty-seven bones in each hand. Starting at the wrist, you ha…
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