Coronoid fossa of the humerus

Coronoid fossa of the humerus
Bone: Coronoid fossa of the humerus
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Left humerus. Anterior view. (Coronoid fossa visible at bottom center, on left side.)
Latin fossa coronoidea humeri
Gray's subject #51 212

Superior to the anterior portion of the trochlea is a small depression, the coronoid fossa, which receives the coronoid process of the ulna during flexion of the forearm. It is directly adjacent to the Radial fossia of the Humerus.

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