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The humerus articulates with what bone marking of the scapula?

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The humerus articulates with what bone marking of the scapula?

The Shoulder:

The shoulder is composed of the scapula and humerus and is classified as a "ball and socket" joint. This joint is freely movable on all three planes and is held together by many ligaments and muscles.

Answer and Explanation: 1

The humerus articulates with the scapula at the glenoid fossa of the scapula. The glenoid fossa is a smooth shallow depression that accommodates the head of the humerus.


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Bones of the Shoulder: Anatomy and Functions

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Chapter 5 / Lesson 8
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The shoulder contains many components, and damage to any one of them can injure the entire shoulder. Explore the anatomy and functions of the bones in the shoulder, including the humerus, glenoid cavity, scapula, clavicle, and acromion.


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