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Annular ligament

Other Terms: Anular ligament of radius, Orbicular ligament of radius, Ligamentum anulare radii, Ligament annulaire du radius

Parts

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Group

Upper limb joints - Elbow

Description

A thick, ring-like band that surrounds the head of the radius and anchors it into the radial notch of the ulna. It attaches to the anterior margin of the radial notch of the ulna and extends around the radial head to attach to the posterior margin of the notch.

Function

Anchors and stabilizes the proximal radioulnar joint.

Latin

Ligamentum anulare radii

French

Ligament annulaire du radius

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