The elbow is the middle joint of the upper limb. It allows you to keep your hand at different distances from your body, therefore a restriction of this joint can be extremely debilitating. The elbow consists of the humerus, radius and ulna.
The lateral collateral ligament is the primary lateral stabilizer of the elbow whilst the medial collateral ligament controls the flexion and extension. The capsular joint ensures the necessary space for movement of the elbow. It is anatomically and functionally connected to the ligaments (thorough the proprioceptors). Several muscles interact anatomically and operate with the capsular joint by movement.
The pathologies of the elbow can limit the use of the upper limb permanently. Almost all sports can cause some kind of elbow injury.
The anatomy of the wrist joint is extremely complex, probably the most complex of all the joints in the body. It is formed by eight carpal bones including the scaphoid, radio and ulna.
These bones and joints allow us to use our hands in many different ways. The wrist, in fact, can be extremely mobile, it is unique in that it provides a very wide range of motion as well as the strength required for lifting and manipulating objects.
The hand is made up of the five long bones of the metacarpus and phalanges that make the fingers up.
Injuries to these areas are slightly less common than to others, however due to their essential nature, they can also be some of the most frustrating.
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