Elbow - Definition

February 2017


Definition

The elbow is an articulation of the upper limb which joins the arm to the the forearm, and particularly three bones: humerus, radius and ulna.
Also called alecranon articulation, the elbow is composed in three articulations, which allow different moves of the arm: flexion/extension, rotation, pronation and supination.

Elbow pathologies are common (dislocations, tendinits...), almost for old people with arthritis problems affecting cartilage.

Schema

Related

Original article published by . Translated by Crashounette. Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:34 PM by christelle.b.
This document, titled "Elbow - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).