anatomical neck of humerus

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an·a·tom·i·cal neck of hu·mer·us

[TA]
a groove separating the head of the humerus from the tuberosities, giving attachment to the articular capsule.
Synonym(s): collum anatomicum humeri [TA]

an·a·tom·i·cal neck of hu·mer·us

(an-ă-tomi-kăl nek hyūmĕr-ŭs) [TA]
Groove separating the head of the humerus from the tuberosities, giving attachment to the articular capsule.

anatomical neck of humerus

The constricted segment of the humerus between the head and the greater tubercle.
See also: humerus
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To evaluate the effects of femoral component positioning, we measured the changes in strains in the femoral neck with nine component positions in relation to the anatomical neck axis: correct (coaxial with the femoral neck), 10 [degrees] of varus, valgus, anteversion, and retroversion and 5 mm of translation superiorly, inferiorly, anteriorly, and posteriorly.
2) that were to be oriented in one of nine positions in relation to the anatomical neck axis: correct (coaxial with the femoral neck), 10 [degrees] of varus, valgus, anteversion, retroversion, and 5 mm of translation superiorly, inferiorly, anteriorly, and posteriorly.