This is an anteroposterior view of the right shoulder. The items to identify are obvious if you have learned your skeleton of this region.
|The upper end of the humerus can be seen with its parts:
The parts of the scapula that are fairly obvious are the:
Finally you should see the:
The surgical neck of the humerus is just beneath the greater and lesser tubercles and is a site of frequent fractures. An important relationship to this part of the humerus are the axillary nerve and the posterior humeral circumflex artery.
Again, if you know your skeleton, you should be able to identify the structures on a radiograph.
Now, identify those structures that you know from the study of the hand:
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