BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology
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Comparison of the Proximal Limb Bones

Identify the listed markings on the following bones.

In order to facilitate comparison between similar bones and to highlight similarities in structure and names of markings, I have put the two bones of the proximal portion of each limb (humerus and femur) together rather than featuring one limb at a time. Both anterior and posterior surfaces are shown. To examine one limb at a time, and how bones connect, review your lab manual. You will also need to be able to distinguish left from right for both of these bones.

  • Capitulum
  • Greater tubercle
  • Head
  • Lateral epicondyle
  • Lesser tubercle
  • Medial epicondyle
  • Olecranon fossa
  • Trochlea
  • Greater trochanter
  • Head
  • Lateral condyle
  • Lesser trochanter
  • Medial condyle
  • Neck
  • Patellar surface
Proximal limb bones unlabeled

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