The humerus is the only bone of the skeleton of the arm (thoracic stylopodium).
It is composed by three basic segments:
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- The proximal extremity, articulating with the scapula and bearing the head and the major and lesser tubercles
- The body (shaft) bearing the deltoid tuberosity
- The distal extremity bearing the humeral condyle and articulating with the radius and ulna
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