Proximal radioulnar articulation

Proximal radioulnar articulation
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Capsule of elbow-joint (distended). Anterior aspect.
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Annular ligament of radius, from above. The head of the radius has been sawn off and the bone dislodged from the ligament.
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Identifiers
Latinarticulatio radioulnaris proximalis
TA98A03.5.09.004
TA21775
FMA38860
Anatomical terminology

The proximal radioulnar articulation, also known as the proximal radioulnar joint (PRUJ), is a synovial pivot joint between the circumference of the head of the radius and the ring formed by the radial notch of the ulna and the annular ligament.

Structure

The proximal radioulnar joint is a synovial pivot joint. It occurs between the circumference of the head of the radius and the ring formed by the radial notch of the ulna and the annular ligament. The interosseous membrane of the forearm and the annular ligament stabilise the joint.

A number of nerves run close to the proximal radioulnar joint, including:

See also



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