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3rd-Bones and Articulartions of the Upper Limb (New File) (2)

3rd-Bones and Articulartions of the Upper Limb (New File) (2)

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Bones And Articulations Of Upper Limb
GanSheng-Wei
 
Department of Anatomy
 
Introduction
From the biological evolutionpoint of view, the upper limb andlower limb are homogeneousorgans. Therefore, when we studythe appendicular bones and joints,we’ d better compare the upper limb with the lower limb. Thearrangements and the number of bones are similar. Owing to theerect standing, the upper limb is atool for labor.
 
To fit the function, the limb has somecharacteristics which are as follows: 
Compared with the lower limb, the bones of the upper limb aremore slender and lighter than those inlower limb.
The joints are flabbier . 
Concerning the 1st metacarpal bone:
having a saddle-shaped base, which isdifferent from others. 
rotated around others to form a rightangle that is easily to grasp the tools.It is a great difference from other mammals.

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