How do you tell whether you are looking at a right or left clavicle?
locate the sternal end and the rougher flat surface with a tubercle. Place the clavicle such that the sternal end is medial, the rougher flat surface is inferior and the clavical curves out first and then in
How do you tell whether a scapula is a right or left?
locate the glenoid cavity. Place the scapula on your back shoulder such that the glenoid cavity is situated laterally, not medially
How do you tell whether a humerus is right or left?
Locate the head and the olecranon fossa. Place the humerus on your brachium such that the head points medially and the olecranon fossa is posterior
How do you tell whether a radius is left or right?
locate the head, radial tuberosity and styloid process. In anatomical position, place the radius on your forearm on the thumb side. (Teddy Roosevelt: TR: Thumb Radius) Head will be proximital, radial tuberosity anterior and slightly medial, and styloid process lateral
How do you tell whether an ulna is left or right?
locate trochlear notch, radial notch and styloid process. In anatomical position, place ulna on your antebrachium on the "pinky" side with the trochlear notch proximital and anterior, radial notch lateral, and styloid process medial
How do you tell whether or not a coxal bone is left or right?
locate pubis, anterior superior iliac spine, and auricular surface. Place coxal bone over your coxal region such that pubis and anterior superior iliac spine are anterior, & auricular surface is posterior. Should feel like it fits. Ischium s/n stick out laterally
How do you tell if a coxal bone is left or right?
place bone on side of your face such that it feels like you are talking on a phone, pubis should be near your mouth
How do you tell whether femur is left or right?
locate head and intercondylar fossa. Place femur on thigh usch that head points medially and intercondylar fossa faces posteriorly
How do you tell whether a patella is left or right?
locate triangle at patella's point. Balance patella on a table so that it falls neither to the left or to the right and balance the point away from you. Let go of the patella. Whichever side it falls on is the side of the body it is from
How do you tell if a tibia is left or right?
locate a tibial tuberosity and the medial malleolus. Place tibia on your medial leg such that the tibial tuberosity is anterior and the medial malleolus is medial
How do you tell if a fibula is left or right?
locate the lateral malleolus and a long narrow triangle pointing up from it. Place the fibula on your lateral leg such that the triangle is anterior and inferior.
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