1. The axilla conatins the axillary artery, axillary vein, brachial plexus and the axillary lymph nodes. Why might the axillary lymph nodes be important clinically?
- They can be the site of metastases in breat cancer cases
- They connect the brain to the armpit
- They are a potential site of primary infection for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
- They can quickly fill the armpit with lymphatic fluid, causing death by armpit explosion
- They start pumping milk into the breast tissue around the time of child birth
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2. Which ligament passes between the coracoid and acromion processes, forming a fibro-osseus arch superior to the head of the humerus, thus preventing superior displacement of the humeral head?
- Acromio-osseus ligament
- Coracohumeral ligament
- Humero-osseus ligament
- Coracoacromial ligament
- Fibro-osseus ligament
3. Which spinal nerves form the femoral nerve?
- L2, L3, L4, L5
- L3, L4
- L2, L3, L4
- L2, L3
- L3, L4, L5
4. Name the main muscle principally responsible for abduction at the shoulder joint (clue: it's found laterally).
- Deltoid (middle fibres)
- Pectoralis Minor
- Deltoid (posterior fibres)
- Deltoid (anterior fibres)
- Pectoralis Major
5. Name the main muscles principally responsible for adduction at the shoulder joint (clue: they're found medially).
- Latissimus Dorsi, Serratus Anterior & Pectoralis Major
- Serratus Anterior, Teres Major & Pectoralis Minor
- Latissimus Dorsi, Teres Major & Pectoralis Major
- Teres Major, Teres Minor & Serratus Anterior
- Teres Minor, Pectoralis Major & Pectoralis Minor