CLAVICLE

The clavicle forms the ventral portion of the shoulder girdle. It is a long curved bone like an italic "S", situated almost horizontally just above the first rib. It articulates medially with the sternal manubrium and laterally with the scapula acromion. It has two ends, two faces and two edges.

Diaphysis

 Previous Edge

 Back Edge

 Upper Face & #8211; convex

 Lower Face & #8211; flat and presents the subclavian groove

 

Epiphyses

 Medial Epiphysis & #8211; sternal and bulkier

 Lateral Epiphysis & #8211; acromial and flatter

THE Clavicle hinges with two bones: scapula and sternum.

Clavicle Joints

CLAVICLE & #8211; UPPER VIEW
 Clavicle - Top View
Source: NETTER, Frank H .. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2 ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed, 2000.
CLAVICLE & #8211; BOTTOM VIEW
 Clavicle - Lower View
Source: NETTER, Frank H .. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2 ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed, 2000.

 

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