Elbow Specialties & Conditions

Introduction

The human elbow is a synovial hinge joint that connects the upper arm bone (humerus) to the two bones in the forearm, the radius and ulna. The function of the elbow is to position the hand in space by either straightening (extending) or bending (flexing). The elbow is supported and stabilized by a number of ligaments and muscles that cross it. There are also a number of crucial nerves and blood vessels that cross the elbow supplying muscles in the forearm and hand.

Common Elbow Conditions:

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