Elbow joint


Type: It is hing variety of synovial joint.


Above: By capitulaum and trochlea of the humerus.

Below: By upper surface of the head of radius & trochlear notch of ulna.

Ligaments of the joint:

  • Capsular ligament.
  • Anterior ligament.
  • Posterior ligament.
  • Ulnar collateral ligament.
  • Radial collateral ligament.


Flexion: Produced by-

  1. Brachialis.
  2. Biceps brachii.
  3. Brachioradialis.


Extension: produced by-

  • Anconeus.
  • Triceps.

Blood supply: From anastomosis round the elbow joint.


Nerve supply: By


  • Ulnar nerve.
  • Median nerve.
  • Radial nerve.
  • Musculocutaneous nerve.

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