The Forearm

  • Karen Finlay
  • Lawrence Friedman

The forearm is identified as the portion of the upper extremity positioned between the elbow and wrist joints. Many important anatomical structures are present within the forearm, several of which can be followed from the elbow joint proximally to the wrist joint distally. These include the main nerves of the forearm, as well as the important flexor and extensor muscle groups.


Median Nerve Ulnar Nerve Radial Nerve Elbow Joint Medial Epicondyle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Finlay
    • 1
  • Lawrence Friedman
    • 2
  1. 1.Staff Radiologist, Diagnostic Imaging, Hamilton Health Sciences–Henderson DivisionMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Radiology Department, Hamilton Health Sciences–Henderson DivisionMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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