Capitulum of Humerus
The structure indicated is the capitulum
of the distal humerus.
The distal end of the humerus consists of several features:
- Condyle, consisting of the capitulum and trochlea
- Medial and lateral epicondyles
- Medial and lateral supracondylar ridges
- Radial fossa, coronoid fossa, olecranon fossa
A large central condyle which has two articular components
– the capitulum
which articulates with the head of the radius, and the trochlea
which articulates with the ulna. Either side of the humeral condyle, are two epicondyles
, the medial and lateral epicondyles superior to which are the medial and lateral supracondylar ridges
Learn more about the anatomy of the humerus
in this anatomy tutorial.