Caption: CT scans of the hominid Lucy's partial skeleton (lower arm bone
shown, left) provide evidence of a fatal fall, scientists report.
As an example, Nakao said researchers need to examine the degree of potential damage caused by the insertion of a needle into the donor's upper arm bone
and whether the injection of physiological saline carries any risk of infection.
This mechanical behavior is precisely what a surgeon must be familiar with when they want to precisely and firmly screw a metal plate onto a patient's broken upper arm bone
, for example.
DNA tests and carbon dating have revealed that the remains recovered - three leg bones and an arm bone
from the left side of the body and fragments of skull and jaw with four teeth - belonged to a man believed to have been aged 30 to 40 whose maximum height would have been 5ft 5in.
Last September, doctors removed most of Adam's humerus (upper arm bone
) because of a large tumor.
This injury occurs most commonly at the end of the humerus (the upper arm bone
) near the elbow.
The four muscles of the rotator cuff, located on or near the shoulder blade, stabilize the upper arm bone
(humerus) in the shoulder socket.
Beginning in the 21st week of pregnancy, ultrasound scans revealed that in the foetuses of obese women, the femur (thigh bone) and humerus (upper arm bone
) were longer - meaning bigger babies were produced as a result - than those of the foetuses of non-obese women.
The team found the animal's skull, teeth, and humerus (upper arm bone
) and dated it between the late Oligocene to early Miocene era.
In a paper published in PLOS One, Bello and her colleagues report what appears to have been a purposeful engraving of a zigzag pattern on a human arm bone
, an indication of ritual.
The jury were told he had suffered a fractured upper arm bone
and a broken thigh bone before his death.
naledi's collarbone and upper arm bone
resemble corresponding Australopithecus bones, she reported.