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The Structural Basis of Medical Practice (SBMP) - Human Gross Anatomy, Radiology, and Embryology

Answer Guide for Back and Upper Limb (36 pts) - September 22, 2005

The College of Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University


[ SBMP ] [ Lab Key ] [ Short Ans Key ] [ Essay Guide ]
[ Glenohumeral Joint ] [ Vertebral Column ] [ Palm of Hand ]
  1. Review the anatomy of the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint. Include bones, articular surfaces, cavities, capsules, contents, muscles, movements, limitations of movement, vascularization, innervation, relationships, and lymphatic drainage. Include mention of shoulder dislocations and nerve injury. (12 pts)

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  2. Review the anatomy and stability of the vertebral column and the spinal canal. Include bones, articulations, ligaments, spaces, contents, muscles (omit detailed accounts of transversospinalis muscles), movements, limitations of movement, vascularization, innervation, relationships, and lymphatic drainage. Include mention of the anterior displacement of the L5 vertebra relative to the S1 vertebra in nerve injuries. Include mention of the fascial layers penetrated during lumbar puncture (spinal tap). (12 pts)

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  3. Review the anatomy of the palm of the hand (omit the carpal tunnel). Include bones, articulations, ligaments, spaces, contents, muscles, movements, independence of movement, limitations of movement, vascularization, innervation, relationships, and lymphatic drainage. Include mention of comperession injury to the hamate bone in nerve injuries. (12 pts)

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The Structural Basis of Medical Practice - Human Gross Anatomy
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