If you’re in the health science field and haven’t already, eventually you will have to know how to give injections. This is a very common practice and there are plenty of people that cant stand the thought of needles especially inserting it into a person. Its very important you get it right or else it could lead to damages. Here are some tips on inserting needles the right way.

Fun Fact: erector spinae

Anatomy def: bundle of vertically-oriented back muscles, one on each side of the spine; straighten the back and rotate the trunk from left to right.

Outlander def: paired columns of awesome, delightful Jamie muscles that flank the midline spinal groove.

Learn about erector spinae in Anatomy Lesson #10 “Jamie’s Back” or “Aye, Jamie’s Back!”

Read about Jamie’s erector spinae as Claire muses about these rounded columns of back muscles in Outlander book:

I thought with some regret that it must have been quite a beautiful back at one time. His skin was fair and fresh, and the lines of bone and muscle were still solid and graceful, the shoulders flat and square-set and the backbone a smooth, straight groove cut deep between the rounded columns of muscle that rose on either side of it.

See Jamie’s erector spinae muscles flex and bulge in rebellion at Dougal’s daring “usury” in Starz episode 105, Rent (also see his erector spine in episodes 102, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 115 16...pretty much in every episode. Snort!)

A deeply grateful,

Outlander Anatomist

Bone fractures are very common and the chances of it happening to you all depends on the age of the individual or the activities that’s commonly associated with. This is very painful when it does occur and could prevent you from moving the area of the injury. Swelling, bruising , tenderness are common symptoms of a bone fracture. Here are some different type of bone fractures.

Scalp is the soft tissue layer covering the bony vault over the brain. It is usually described as having five layers:

S: The skin on the head from which head hair grows. It contains numerous sabaeceous glands and hair follicles

C: Connective tissue. A thin layer of fat and fibrous tissue lies beneath the skin.

A: The aponeurosis called epicranial aponeurosis (or galea aponeurotica) is the next layer. It is a tough layer of dense fibrous tissue which runs from the frontalis muscle anteriorly to the occipitalis posteriorly.

L: The loose areolar connective tissue layer provides an easy plane of separation between the upper three layers and the pericranium.

P: The pericranium is the periosteum of the skull bones and provides nutrition to the bone and the capacity for repair.



I used to draw people according to head size (average human is anything from six to eight heads with comic book heroes around what… ten or eleven heads in height) buuut that’s too much to think about.

These days I organize all bodies into four parts that I can elongate, scale up, or scale down, keeping in rule of quarters. Cambiaso figures! It’s legit for reals.

My figs kinda suck but whatevs. UPDATE: See application of the quarters rule here for female bodies and here for male bodies.