April is alcohol awareness month
Friday, 08 April 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
April: In an interesting and significant coincidence, April is celebrated in the U.S. and several other countries as an awareness month for the following social and sexual health topics: use and mis-use of alcohol,  sexual assault awareness, and sexually transmitted diseases. These three more “social” topics and the places where they intersect are the themes
Thursday, 07 April 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
Health can be defined in several ways, from the very narrow consideration of the absence of disease: “healthy cells” that function in a body to keep that body working to its maximum capacity and capability, to the broader sense of “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of
Sacrum - ala / 3D image and Description
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 / Published in Pocket Anatomy Pins, Teaching Anatomy
Ala of Sacrum anatomy Ala of sacrum is a large triangular surface either side of sacral base, continuous with iliac fossa (akin to adapted and joined transverse and costal processes elsewhere spine).               Interested in taking our award-winning Pocket Anatomy for a test drive? 
Omohyoid / 3D image and Description
Monday, 04 April 2016 / Published in Pocket Anatomy Pins, Teaching Anatomy
Omohyoid Anatomy Origin: Superior border of scapula medial to suprascapular notch. Insertion: Body of hyoid bone. Key Relations: Is one of the infrahyoid muscles (sometimes referred to as ‘strap muscles’) lying in the muscular triangle of the neck. Lateral to sternohyoid. Functions Depresses and fixes the hyoid bone. Supply Nerve Supply: Anterior rami of C1
Subcutaneous prepatellar bursa / 3D image and Description
Friday, 01 April 2016 / Published in Pocket Anatomy Pins, Teaching Anatomy
Subcutaneous prepatellar bursa Anatomy Subcutaneous Prepatellar Bursa is situated in front of the patella bone. Functions Acts as a cushion between bone and skin reducing friction between both. Clinical Prepatellar bursitis or ‘housemaid’s knee’ is a common injury to the bursa. The bursa becomes swollen due to repetitive work in a kneeling position.    
Acromioclavicular Joint / 3D image and Description
Friday, 18 March 2016 / Published in Pocket Anatomy Pins, Teaching Anatomy
Acromioclavicular Joint / Motion The acromioclavicular joint is classified as a multiaxial synovial plane joint but it is more helpful to think of it as a pivot point. As the name suggests it is the articulation of the acromion of the scapula with the clavicle. It allows you to raise your arms above your head
Trapezius / 3D image and Description
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 / Published in Pocket Anatomy Pins, Teaching Anatomy
Trapezius / Anatomy Origin: Superior nuchal line of the occipital bone, external occipital protuberance, ligamentum nuchae and spinous processes of C7 to T12. Insertion: Superior fibres: posterior border of the lateral third of the clavicle. Middle fibres: medial border of the acromion and the superior edge of the spine of the scapula. Inferior fibres: tubercle
Hyoid / 3D image and Description
Monday, 14 March 2016 / Published in Pocket Anatomy Pins, Teaching Anatomy
Hyoid – Anatomy Hyoid is a Lingual bone, U-shaped, in front of neck, between larynx (behind) and mandible (in front), at level of C3; made up of body (transverse), greater horns/cornus (long, pointing back), lesser cornus/horns (short, pointing up); suspended from tips of styloid processes of mandible by ligaments (this syndesmotic connection being its only
Cricoid cartilage / 3D image and Description
Thursday, 10 March 2016 / Published in Pocket Anatomy Pins, Teaching Anatomy
Cricoid cartilage The most inferior part of the laryngeal cartilages and completely encircles the trachea. It is shaped like a signet ring with a broad lamina of cricoid cartilage posteriorly and a much slimmer arch of cartilage anteriorly completing the circle.
Pocket Anatomy Eye
Thursday, 10 March 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
March is the month we are joining the many global awareness campaigns for both workplace eye wellness and vision safety. While much of health messaging is focused on the “big” problems, such as heart disease and cancer, it’s important to remember that maintaining the “smaller” parts of our anatomy is equally critical to our overall health
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