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Elbow Joint

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Lateral illustration of the elbow joint showing the joint space, synovium, capsule and posterior fat pad
  • General[1]
    • Synovial hinge joint between the humerus, the radius, and the ulna.
    • The joint capsule has two layers, deep and superficial.
    • The joint capsule attaches to the radial, coronoid and olecranon fossae proximally.
    • The joint capsule attaches annular ligament of the radius and coronoid process of the ulna Distally.
    • There are three fat pads of the elbow in the coronoid fossa,radial fossa, olecranon fossa
  • Ligaments
  • Articulations
    • Radio-humeral between the radial head and capitellum of the humerus.
    • Ulno-humeral between the trochlear notch of the ulna and trochlea of the humerus.
    • Radio-ulnar between the radial head and the radial notch of the ulna.


Vascular Supply

  • Branches of the radial, ulnar and brachial arteries.


Clinical Significance

See Also


  1. Drake R, Vogl AW, Mitchell AWM. Gray's Anatomy for Students.
Created by:
Alaa Khader on 17 May 2022 17:01:33
Last edited:
14 April 2023 14:58:19