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Chapter-01 Pectoral Region and Axilla by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter discusses pectoral region and axilla. The axilla may be regarded as a four sided pyramid whose truncated apex is situated between the clavicle, upper border of scapula and outer border of first rib. Nerves supplying the upper limb descend from the lower part of the neck through the apex of the axilla. These nerves form the brachial plexus. This ... [More]

Chapter-02 Front of Arm and Cubital Fossa by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter discusses front of arm and cubital fossa. It will be observed that the anterior compartment of the arm contains the flexor muscles, i.e. coracobrachialis, biceps and brachialis which are innervated by the musculocutaneous nerve. The biceps muscle passes over both shoulder and elbow joints and consequently has actions on both these joints whereas... [More]

Chapter-03 Back of Trunk, Scapular Region and Back of Arm by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter discusses back of trunk, scapular region and back of arm. Muscles of the back of trunk are arranged in layers. The superficial two layers are chiefly concerned in attaching the upper limb girdle to the trunk. Consequently the majority of the muscles such as the trapezius, rhomboids and levator scapulae act only on the shoulder girdle. However, t... [More]

Chapter-04 Back of Forearm, Hand and Joints of Shoulder Girdle by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter discusses back of forearm, hand and joints of shoulder girdle. The extensor digitorum, extensor digiti minimi and extensor carpi ulnaris midway should be divided between their origin and insertion to bring into view the deep group of muscles. It should be noted that the superficial extensors comprising the extensor digitorum, the extensor digiti... [More]

Chapter-05 Front of Forearm and Hand by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter gives a brief description of front of forearm and hand. The slender palmaris longus passes distally to be inserted into the flexor retinaculum and palmar aponeurosis. This muscle may be absent. The flexor carpi radialis runs towards the flexor retinaculum where it passes through the retinaculum in a separate compartment to reach the bases of the... [More]

Chapter-06 Joints of Free Upper Limb by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter discusses joints of free upper limb. Ulnar collateral ligament is composed of three distinct bands; anterior, posterior and transverse. The anterior band passes between the front of the medial epicondyle of the humerus and the coronoid process of the ulna; the posterior band passes between the back of the medial epicondyle and the olecranon proc... [More]

Chapter-07 Anterior and Medial Aspects of the Thigh by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter discusses anterior and medial aspects of the thigh. The musculature of the anterior and medial aspects of the thigh consists chiefly of the extensor and adductor groups. The quadriceps femoris belonging to the extensor group comprises the rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and vastus lateralis. They cover the anterior, lateral a... [More]

Chapter-08 Gluteal Region and Posterior Aspect of the Thigh by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter discusses gluteal region and posterior aspect of the thigh. The most prominent feature of the gluteal region is the massive size of the gluteus maximus which is perhaps the largest muscle in the human body. Both the large size of the muscle and its insertion into the iliotibial tract are to be associated with the erect posture in man and his bip... [More]

Chapter-09 Popliteal Fossa, Back of the Leg and Hip Joint by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

This chapter discusses popliteal fossa, back of the leg and hip joint. The popliteal fossa is a diamond shaped hollow behind the knee where the main vessels and nerves passing from the anterior and posterior aspects of thigh come together and are subsequently re-arranged and distributed to the leg and foot. The sciatic nerve divides in the upper part of the ... [More]

Chapter-10 Anterior and Lateral Aspects of the Leg, Dorsum of the Foot and Knee Joint by Krishnamurti A, Gunasegaran JP (2013) Edition : 1/e

Brief description about anterior and lateral aspects of the leg, dorsum of the foot and knee joint is given in this chapter. The muscles of the extensor and peroneal compartments are supplied by the common peroneal nerve, which reaches the peroneal compartment by winding round the neck of the fibula where it is liable to injury. It is divided into the superf... [More]