Extremities

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The Extremities (pal gwa dari)

The arms are joined to the rest of the body by the clavicle and the shoulder blades. Injury to these is not usually serious.

The shoulder can be easily dislocated and cause compression of the nerves and vessels that pass to the arm through the axilla (armpit). Note that the axilla is not protected whenever the arm is lifted.

On the inner side of the elbow passes the ulnar nerve. It is very vulnerable to injury at this point.

Fractures of the wrist or hand may not appear serious but may cause severe long-term disability.

The knees are very vulnerable to an attack from the side. Note that once a broken knee, forever a weak knee.

Tibias (shins) are easily injured; however, disability is temporary.