Head (of humerus)
The head of humerus is a feature on the humerus bone, which is the major bone of the upper-arm.
The upper part of the humerus bone (see diagram) consists of a large rounded part called the head of the humerus that articulates with the glenoid cavity of the scapula bone, and on the other side two protrusions known as the greater tubercle and the lesser tubercle.
For more information about the adjacent bones see hand bones and arm bones.
More about Hand and Arm Bones:
This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.
- Structures and Functions of Bones (an overview about the Skeletal System)
- Types of Bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone Markings and Features on Bones of the Human Body
- Types of Joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Overview of types of Conditions and Disorders of the Skeletal System
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