The Elbow pp 13-23 | Cite as

Anatomophysiopathology of the elbow

  • A. Mingione
  • F. Barca
Part of the Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery book series (ORTHOP.SURGERY, volume 2)


While the shoulder directs the spatial movement of the upper limb, the elbow, with its wide range of movements, steers the hand in desired directions, bringing food to the mouth, facilitating the grasp with adjustments in height and length, and guiding the hand to the most functional position.


Radial Head Coronoid Process Ulnar Collateral Ligament Interosseous Membrane Pronator Quadratus 


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