Hindlimb and Girdle

For the sake of simplicity we will not address the bones of the ankle and paw in our study of the hindlimb and girdle. As you study these bones pay special attention to the manner in which they articulate and the range of motion that is possible. Surfaces or processes where major muscles attach to the skeleton have been identified. Learning the names of these surfaces/processes may make it easier to learn the muscles.

Left Hind limb & Girdle

(Lateral view)

Click on the numbers to see the individual bones that contribute to the hindlimb and girdle.

In this position the hip, knee, and foot joints are in flexed positions. You will learn more about this when you study muscle function.

How to sort bones of the hindlimb.

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