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General information When it comes to human anatomy, the supinator is a broad muscle located in the posterior compartment of the forearm. It is curved around the upper third of the radius. The main function of the muscle is to supinate the...

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Pronator Teres

General information The Pronator teres muscle is mainly located in the forearm, and in combination with the pronator quadratus, works to pronate the forearm. It allows it to turn in such a way that the palm faces backwards when the body is...

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General information The brachialis is one of 20 muscles composing the human arm. Literal meaning Belonging to the arm. Interesting information The brachialis (brachialis anticus) is a strong muscle located just under the bicep (biceps...

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General information The brachioradialis is a forearm muscle which helps to flex the forearm at the elbow. Depending on the forearm’s position, this muscle is capable of pronation and supination, which are the movements of the forearm...

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Biceps Brachii

General information The biceps brachii (commonly referred to as the bicep) is one of 20 muscles located in the human arm. Literal meaning The two- headed muscle of the arm. Interesting information The biceps brachii is a two-headed muscle...

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Anconeus (elbow)

General information The anconeus muscle is triangular in shape and lies across the elbow joint. Although there are some conflicting opinions between the experts, it appears that the anconeus is a continuation of the triceps brachii. Its...

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Elbow (Olecranon) Fracture

When you bend your elbow, it’s easy enough to feel the tip of it. This bony prominence extends out of one of the lower portions of the arm bone (ulna). The tip is referred to as the olecranon. It’s positioned underneath the skin for the...

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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow can cause inflammation and pain in the tendons connecting the forearm and the elbow. The pain is centered around the bony bump on the inside of the elbow and can end up radiating into the forearm. It is often treated by...

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Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow

The bicep is located at the front part of your upper arm. It allows you to bend your elbow and rotate the forearm, as well as keeping the shoulder stable. The tendons attach the muscles to the bones. The bicep tendon attaches the biceps to...

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Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis

Bursae are slippery, thin sacs that are located throughout the entire body.  They serve as a cushion between the soft tissues and the bones.  They are composed of a small amount of lubricating fluid that lets the skin move freely above...

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Biceps Brachii Tendinopathy

Biceps brachii tendinopathy refers to an inflammation in the tendon connecting the biceps muscle found on the front of the upper arm to that of the shoulder blade. The main function of the biceps is to bend your arm, and to rotate your arm....