Region: Elbow

Cubital Fossa

Learn about the anatomy of the cubital fossa using this video tutorial and interactive 3D module.
Cubital Fossa

Radial Nerve

3D video anatomy tutorials on the anatomy of the radial nerve.
Radial Nerve

Median Nerve

3D video anatomy tutorials on the anatomy of the median nerve.
Median Nerve

Ulnar Nerve

3D video anatomy tutorials on the anatomy of the ulnar nerve.
Ulnar Nerve

Upper Limb Veins

Learn all about the anatomy of the arteries of the upper limb in this tutorial.
Upper Limb Veins

Capitulum of Humerus

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 …

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Capitulum of humerus

Median Cubital Vein

Median Cubital Vein The structure indicated is the median cubital vein. The median cubital vein is a superficial vein located in the cubital fossa anteriorly in the elbow, and connects the basilic and cephalic veins. The basilic and cephalic veins are two large superficial veins of the upper limb which arise from the dorsal venous network of the hand. The basilic vein arises medially from the dorsal venous network of the hand, whereas the cephalic vein arises laterally from the dorsal venous network. These two veins drain to the axillary vein. The deep venous system of the upper limb follows …

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medial cubital vein

Cephalic Vein

Cephalic Vein The structure indicated is the cephalic vein. The cephalic and basilic veins are the main superficial veins of the upper limb. The cephalic vein originates from the dorsal venous network of the hand and drains into the axillary vein by passing through the deltoid and pectoralis major muscles. In the cubital fossa, which is the area located anterior to the elbow joint, the cephalic vein is joined to the basilic vein via the median cubital vein. In the clinical setting, the median cubital vein is a convenient and common location for obtaining venous access for the administration of …

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cephalic vein

Radial Collateral Ligament of Elbow

Radial Collateral Ligament of Elbow The structure indicated is the radial collateral ligament of the elbow. The fibrous joint capsule which surrounds the elbow joint is reinforced medially and laterally, where it thickens to form the collateral ligaments – the radial collateral ligament and the ulnar collateral ligament. Surrounding the radial head is the annular ligament, the fibres of which blend with the fibres of the radial collateral ligament. Because of the way the joint capsule is thickened to form ligaments with blended fibres, the elbow ligaments on the lateral aspect of the elbow are often referred to collectively as …

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Radial Collateral Ligament of Elbow