The anconeus, an active lateral ligament of the elbow: new anatomical arguments

@article{Molinier2010TheAA,
  title={The anconeus, an active lateral ligament of the elbow: new anatomical arguments},
  author={François Molinier and J M Laffosse and Ourdia Bouali and Jean-Louis Tricoire and Jacques Moscovici},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
  year={2010},
  volume={33},
  pages={617-621}
}
As there are a few detailed anatomical studies of the active function of anconeus muscle in stabilizing the elbow, we aimed to look for anatomical features confirming its role as an active stabilizer of the humero-ulnar joint. Thirty fresh unembalmed elbows from 15 cadavers were dissected. We examined the anatomy, insertions, relationships and orientation of the muscle fibres of the anconeus. The anconeus lies in a separate compartment from the other forearm muscles, but in continuity with the… CONTINUE READING