The Appendicular Skeleton

Mindmap on the Appendicular Skeleton and its main features.

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  • The Appendicular Skeleton
    • The Shoulder Girdle
      • Left and right Scapula (shoulder blades)
      • Left and right Clavicle (collarbones)
    • Limbs of the upper body (arms)
      • Humerus (the upper arm bone)
      • Radius and Ulna (two bones side by side in the lower arm)
    • The wrist and hand
      • The 8 Carpus bones
        • Navicular, Lunate, Triquetral, Pisiform, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate, Hamate
      • The 5 Metacarpals (bones between fingers and wrist)
      • 14 Phalanges forming thumb and fingers
    • The Pelvic Girdle
      • 2 Innominate bones encircling remainder of region
      • The Sacrum
      • 5th Lumbar vertebra (see axial skeleton)
      • Coccyx at back
    • Leg bones
      • Femur (thigh bone)
      • Patella (kneecap)
      • Tibia (shin bone)
      • Fibula (placed alongside Tibia)
    • Foot
      • The 7 Tarsus bones
        • Calcaneum (heel), Talus, Navicular, Cuboid, 3 Cuneiforms
      • 5 Metatarsals
      • 14 Phalanges forming the toes

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