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Humerus - Bone Location

Humerus - Bone Location STEM Sports Medicine Education

The humerus is a long bone in a human's upper arm.  It is located between the shoulder and the elbow.

When a baseball pitcher sustains an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), a corrective procedure known as "Tommy John Surgery" involves the humerus.  

A trained surgeon drills holes into the humerus (as well as into the ulnar bone), then attaches them with a graft tendon (from another part of the patient's body, usually the opposite wrist area) by means of a figure-eight suture.

Click on the image for a better view of the humerus.


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Illustration by BruceBlaus; online via Wikimedia Commons.

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