- Medial epicondyle of the humerus
Bone: Medial epicondyle of the humerus Left elbow-joint, showing anterior and ulnar collateral ligaments. (Medial epicondyle labeled at center top.) Plan of ossification of the humerus. (Medial epicondyle labeled at lower left.) Latin e. medialis humeri Gray's subject #51 212
The medial epicondyle of the humerus, larger and more prominent than the lateral epicondyle, is directed a little backward. In birds, where the arm is somewhat rotated compared to other tetrapods, it is called ventral epicondyle of the humerus.
It gives attachment to the ulnar collateral ligament of elbow joint, to the Pronator teres, and to a common tendon of origin (the common flexor tendon) of some of the Flexor muscles of the forearm.
The ulnar nerve runs in a groove on the back of this epicondyle.
- SUNY Figs 07:02-02
- Bioweb at UWLAX aplab
- radiographsul at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (xrayelbow)
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