The thigh bone is connected to the…

This particular article will focus on the osteology, vascular and nerve supply of the hip joint. My intention is to provide an anatomical framework and highlight some of the important anatomical points regarding this joint. Osteology The skeletal framework of the lower limb begins with the hip joint and pelvic girdle. The hip joint is […]

Key concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy

This post is first in a series of posts that will cover the upper and lower limbs; however, this particular post will be looking at some key concepts which are universal to any part of the musculoskeletal system, and will hopefully make learning musculoskeletal anatomy easier. Try and understand these concepts, before moving on to […]

Back again!

Its good to be back, talking about being back, I thought I’d use this post to discuss the cervical spine, sorry couldn’t resist the pun. Bad puns aside, the cervical spine has some interesting points to consider when appreciating its anatomy. Primary and Secondary Curves Next time you are in the anatomy rooms, have a […]

Enough with the Valentine heart!

Cardiac anatomy is bizarre, the heart is the only organ, which for no obvious reason has been described as though it were outside of the body, standing on its apex in the shape of a Valentine heart. Despite extensive publications by the likes of McAlpine, Anderson and Hill on the attitudinal correct orientation of the […]