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Laboratory 1. Muscles of the Back
Osteology and Surface Anatomy

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With the cadaver in the prone (face down) position, observe and palpate important landmarks of the back (Figure 1.1).

First, identify the occipital bone and external occipital protuberance (inion).

Next, palpate the spinous processes of the vertebrae and the following regions of the scapula: spine, acromion, superior and inferior angles, and vertebral (medial) border. Identify the iliac crest and posterior superior iliac spine.

Links and References:
Grant's: 6.1
Netter (1ed.): 396 and 397 (2ed.): 392 and 393
Rohen/Yokochi: 348-350