Hassan's Story

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Shanakay Campbell 10/30/2014 A&P2530 Hassan’s Story A. Which clue would tell Stefan which scapular surface was anterior and which was posterior? What is the name of the shallow, oval socket of the scapula that Stefan placed next to the humerus? A: The scapula is a large triangular, flat bone situated in the superior part of the posterior thorax. A prominent ridge called the spine runs diagonally across the posterior surface of the scapula. Hassan could have identified which were right and left, possibly by the medial border because the thick edge (lateral border) is closer to the arm. The glenoid cavity is the shallow depression that articulates with the head of the humerus. B. Which bone is Stefan referring to as the collarbone? A: Stefan is referring to the clavicle as the collarbone. C. Which surface marking could Stefan use to distinguish the right humerus from the left? A: Stefan could identify the right and left humerus by several things such as the medial epicondyle, coronoid fossa, radial fossa, or the olecranon fossa. D. Why would Stefan think that an enlarged right deltoid tuberosity might indicate right-handedness? A: Because the deltoid tuberosity is the site of attachment for the deltoid muscle. The deltoid muscle is a large and powerful muscle of the shoulder joint. E. What is the location of the pubic symphysis Stefan refers to in the story? A: The pubic symphysis is the joint between the two hipbones. F. Which adaption would have taken place in the pubic symphysis of the female skeleton during the later stages of her pregnancy in preparation for the birthing process? A: In the later stages of pregnancy the hormone relaxing increases the flexibility of the pubic symphysis to ease delivery of the baby. G. What clues could Stefan could have used to identify the gender of the pelvis? A: Stefan could have used size as a

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