Clinical Anatomy and Assessment of the Elbow
Alexander L Aquilina*, Andrew J Grazette
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl-8, M2
First Page: 1347
Last Page: 1352
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-11-1347
Article History:Received Date: 19/03/2017
Revision Received Date: 16/07/2017
Acceptance Date: 18/07/2017
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2017
Collection year: 2017
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The elbow is a complex synovial hinge joint comprising of three articulations. Satisfactory function and stability are provided by bony and soft tissue stabilising structures. Injuries around the elbow joint are common.
A literature search was performed and the authors’ personal experiences reported.
The article discusses the osseous and ligamentous anatomy around the elbow joint and their relevance when assessing and managing elbow injuries.
Knowledge of the intricate anatomy around the elbow joint is essential to successfully assessing and managing elbow injuries and restoring good function.