The radius is a part of the skeleton
of the forearm
. It is an elongated bone. The radius stems from the exterior of the elbow
and runs along the arm
to where the thumb
joins the wrist
. The radius is shorter than the ulna
, the other bone of the forearm
. It is joined on one side to the scaphoid and lunate, and on the other side to the ulna
. This bone is triangular in shape, with three sides and three edges. It is close to the radial artery
, interosseous membrane, and radial nerve.
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Latest update on January 11, 2016 at 09:52 AM by christelle.b.