Functional and Surgical Anatomy of the Upper Limb: What the Radiologist Needs to Know

Maria Pilar Aparisi Gómez, Francisco Aparisi, Giuseppe Battista, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Cesare Faldini, Alberto Bazzocchi

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Abstract

The anatomy of the upper limb is complex and allows for exceptional functionality. The movements of the joints of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist represent a complex dynamic interaction of muscles, ligaments, and bony articulations. A solid understanding and of the characteristics and reciprocal actions of the anatomic elements of the joints of the upper limb helps explain the mechanisms and patterns of injury. This article focuses on the anatomy and functionality of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist, with emphasis on the stabilizing mechanisms, to set the foundation for understanding the occurrence of pathologic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)857-881
Number of pages25
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

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Upper Extremity
Anatomy
Wrist Joint
Elbow Joint
Shoulder Joint
Elbow
Wrist
Ligaments
Joints
Muscles
Wounds and Injuries
Radiologists

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Elbow
  • Joints
  • Shoulder
  • Stability
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Functional and Surgical Anatomy of the Upper Limb: What the Radiologist Needs to Know. / Aparisi Gómez, Maria Pilar; Aparisi, Francisco; Battista, Giuseppe; Guglielmi, Giuseppe; Faldini, Cesare; Bazzocchi, Alberto.

In: Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 57, No. 5, 09.2019, p. 857-881.

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