Three bones join to make the elbow joint. The lower part of the humerus joins with the ulna and radius joints of the forearm. The joint between the humerus and the ulna and the humerus and radius allows bending and straightening of the elbow. The radius and ulna join at two locations in the forearm. The joint closest to the elbow allows the rotating movement of the forearm when we turn our palm up and down.
The ends of the bones of the elbow joints are covered by smooth cartilage allowing pain free movement.
Ligaments connect bones to other bones. The elbow has 4 ligaments two connecting the radius to the ulna bone, one connecting the ulna to the humerus and one connecting the humerus to the radius, all providing joint stability.
Many muscles pass over the elbow joint producing movement at the elbow, some of these elbow muscles can also produce movement of the wrist and shoulder. Bursae are fluid filled sacs located around the elbow joint to lessen the friction between tendon and bone and ligament and bone.
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