What is elbow?


In primates, including humans, the elbow joint is the synovial hinge joint between the humerus in the upper arm and the radius and ulna in the forearm which allows the hand to be moved towards and away from the body. The superior radioulnar joint shares joint capsule with the elbow joint but plays no functional role at the elbow. The elbow region includes prominent landmarks such as the olecranon (the bony prominence at the very tip of the elbow), the elbow pit, and the lateral and medial epicondyles.

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Some articles on elbow:

Elbow, Saskatchewan - Demographics
... Canada census – Elbow, Saskatchewan Community Profile 2006 ... Population Land area Population density Median age Total private dwellings Mean household income 314 (6.8% from 2006) 3.92 km2 (1.51 sq mi ...
Sidearm - Release Point
... sidearm pitching places less stress on the elbow and shoulder, thus reducing a pitcher's risk of injury ... Analyses of pitchers' deliveries shows that arms slots are a function of shoulder tilt, not elbow angle, and this suggests that no one arm slot poses a greater threat to the ... rotator cuff problems, because they more easily throw the ball with the elbow higher than the level of the shoulders ...
Little League Elbow
... Little League elbow is a condition that is caused by repetitive throwing motions, especially in children who play sports that involve an overhand throw ... The pitching motion causes a valgus stress to be placed on the elbow joint which can cause damage to the structures of the elbow, resulting in an avulsion of the medial epicondylar apophysis (growth plate) ... do not experience the same injury because they do not have an open growth plate in the elbow ...
Supracondylar Fracture - Mechanism
... As the hands hits the ground, the elbow is hyperextended resulting in fracture above the condyles ... fractures occur, high impact on a hyperextended elbow or a supracondylar flexion of more than 90 degrees ... to a falling on your hand with arms fully extended, causing direct trauma to the elbow ...

More definitions of "elbow":

  • (noun): A sharp bend in a road or river.
  • (noun): The joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow.
  • (verb): Shove one's elbow into another person's ribs.
  • (verb): Push one's way with the elbows.
  • (noun): A length of pipe with a sharp bend in it.
  • (noun): The part of a sleeve that covers the elbow.
    Example: "His coat had patches over the elbows"

Famous quotes containing the word elbow:

    Someone is always at my elbow reminding me that I am the grand-daughter of slaves. It fails to register depression with me. Slavery is sixty years in the past. The operation was successful and the patient is doing well, thank you. The terrible struggle that made me an American out of a potential slave said “On the line!” The Reconstruction said “Go!” I am off to a flying start and I must not halt in the stretch to look behind and weep.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    Conrade. Here, man, I am at thy elbow.
    Borachio. Mass, and my elbow itched; I thought there would a scab follow.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    To face the garment of rebellion
    With some fine color that may please the eye
    Of fickle changelings and poor discontents.
    Which gape and rub the elbow at the news
    Of hurly-burly innovation.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)