Antoine Micheau - MD , Denis Hoa - MD
Wednesday 12 April 2017Limbs
This module presents 11 anatomical diagrams illustrating the planes of anatomy, the anatomical position and the different types of movements of upper and lower limbs.
This anatomy course element is designed for students of medicine and paramedical studies.
This short module is essential in the introduction to the study of human anatomy, as the representations, diagrams, illustrations and anatomical descriptions are based on very precise concepts and definitions of the orientation of the human body in space.
Anatomical position of reference
Body upright, arms and forearms to the side, palms facing forward, thumbs apart, looking straight ahead with the bottom edges of the orbits and the upper edges of the external auditory meatus following a horizontal line (Frankfurt line).
There are three main section planes in anatomy:
Terms of localisation
The different types of movement