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Bones of Free Part of Upper Limb (Left)
Skeletal System

Bones of Free Part of Upper Limb (Left)

Ossa partis liberae membri superioris

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The bones of the free part of the upper limb are one of the two groups of bones of the upper limb, the other being the bones of the pectoral girdle. They’re located lateral to the trunk. For classification purposes, the bones of the free part of the upper limb can be arbitrarily divided into two groups:

- bones of the arm and forearm;

- bones of the hand.

Because the free part of the upper limb does not articulate directly with the axial skeleton, it’s more mobile than the pectoral girdle. It articulates with the pectoral girdle at the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint, a joint formed between the humerus and the scapula.

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