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PROXIMAL RADIOULNAR JOINT

Anatomy-Upper Limb

PROXIMAL RADIOULNAR JOINT

1. The annular ligament is essential structure, it is attached to the radial notch of the ulnar and imprisons the head and neck of the radius which rotates freely within it.
2. The proximal radioulnar joint + elbow joint form one continuous synovial cavity.
3. The synovial membrane is supported inferiorly by the quadrate ligament - from the radial neck to the supinator fossa of the ulnar.
4. Nerve supply - musculocutaneous n. + radial n. + ulnar n. + median n.

CORONAL VIEW

AXIAL VIEW


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Gray, Henry. Anatomy of the Human Body. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918; Bartleby.com, 2000. www.bartleby.com/107/ [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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