The forearm is the part of the upper limbs situated between the elbow joint
and the wrist
joint. It is composed of only two bones, the radius and the ulna
, or cubitus, which allow a movement of rotation, one around the other. The radius favors the wrist joint, and the ulna
favors the elbow
joint. There are 19 muscles
in the forearm. They allow the movements of the wrist, the fingers
, and the forearm. The radial and ulnar arteries
pass through the forearm.
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Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM by christelle.b.