Friday, November 6, 2009

Bones are beautiful

Wednesday's Anatomy class presented the most AMAZING sight EVER!

(the picture above is NOT our cadaver. It's just an online pic I found. Even still, the one from our cadaver looks totally awesome, much better than this pic)

We fully dissected the arm of our cadaver in order to view the organization of the joints. We looked at the sternoclavicular joint, acromioclavicular joint, shoulder joint, elbow joint and wrist joints.


Wow! The ligaments that hold the bones together are so STRONG. Waaaaay stronger than any brand of duct tape you can ever buy. We were able to see the articulation (where the bones meet) of the joint bones and his bones are so white and pearly they look like expensive super smooth pearls. We moved his arm up and down so we could see how the elbow joint moves and it was just simply breathtaking. It was beautiful. We were all in awe just watching and touching and ooh-ing and ahh-ing. I wish I could find a way to better describe the sight to you but it's nearly impossible. It was just that interesting.

Naturally, I couldn't help but think, 'Wow, this is MY internal make-up...incredible...'

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