Lateral Supracondylar Ridge

Author: Dr Peter de Souza
Last modified: 13 December 2020

Lateral Supracondylar Ridge

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 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.

The following muscles attach to the lateral supracondylar ridge:

  • Brachioradialis
  • Extensor carpi radialis longus
  • Triceps brachii

Learn more about the anatomy of the humerus in this tutorial