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This ligament surrounds the head of the radius and allows it to rotate and retain contact with the radial notch of the ulna

annular ligament

2

This ligament stretches from the RCL and attaches above the upper edge of the coronoid fossa, extending to just below the coronoid process

anterior ligament

3

This is a triangular space at the anterior elbow

cubital fossa

4

The cubital fossa is bordered by these structures

- brachioradialis
- pronator teres
- brachialis

5

What is the cubital tunnel?

space formed by
- UCL
- flexor carpi ulnaris
- medial head of triceps
- medial epicondyle

6

The cubital tunnel is smallest in this position

elbow in full flexion

7

What is the main bursa of the elbow?

olecranon bursa

8

Olecranon bursitis

commonly inflamed with direct trauma bc of its superficial position

9

RCL function

prevents elbow adduction
reinforces radiohumeral articulation

10

UCL function

prevents excessive abduction of elbow jt