|Bone: Greater tubercle|
|Left humerus. Anterior view. (Greater tubercle visible at upper right.)|
|Latin||tuberculum majus humeri|
|Gray's||subject #51 209|
Its upper surface is rounded and marked by three flat impressions.
- the highest of these gives ("superior facet") insertion to the Supraspinatus
- the middle ("middle facet") to the Infraspinatus.
- the lowest one ("inferior facet"), and the body of the bone for about 2.5 cm. below it, to the Teres minor.
The lateral surface of the greater tubercle is convex, rough, and continuous with the lateral surface of the body.
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Bones of upper limbs
|Pectoral girdle, clavicle||conoid tubercle - trapezoid line - costal tuberosity - subclavian groove|
|Scapula||fossae (subscapular, supraspinatous, infraspinatous) - suprascapular notch - glenoid cavity superior, lateral/axillary, medial/vertebral) - angles (superior, inferior, lateral)|
|Humerus||upper extremity: necks (anatomical, surgical) - tubercles (greater, lesser) - intertubercular sulcus lower extremity: capitulum - trochlea - epicondyles (lateral, medial) - supracondylar ridges (lateral, medial) - fossae (radial, coronoid, olecranon)|
|Forearm||radius: upper extremity (head, tuberosity) - body - lower extremity (ulnar notch, styloid process)|
ulna: upper extremity (tuberosity, olecranon, coronoid process, radial notch, trochlear notch) - body - lower extremity (head, styloid process)
|Hand||carpus: scaphoid - lunate - triquetral - pisiform - trapezium - trapezoid - capitate - hamate (hamulus) phalanges of the hand: proximal - intermediate - distal|
hu:Tuberculum majus humeri
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