Superficial Back

Bony landmarks of the back

One of the first things a student of anatomy should do before removing the skin of a cadaver is to identify the bony landmarks seen or felt through the skin. These landmarks frequently serve to identify structures related to them. The major landmarks of the back are listed in the figure below.

General Plan for Layers of Body   Superficial Nerves to the Back

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