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General Anatomy > Joints; Articular system > Joints of upper limb

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The joints of upper limb (articulations of the upper extremity) may be arranged as follows:

  • I. Sternoclavicular.
  • II. Acromioclavicular.
  • III. Shoulder.
  • IV. Elbow.
  • V. Radioulnar.
  • VI. Wrist.
  • VII. Intercarpal.
  • III. Carpometacarpal.
  • IX. Intermetacarpal.
  • X. Metacarpophalangeal.
  • XI. Articulations of the Digits.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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