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Encyclopedia > Distal radioulnar articulation
Distal radioulnar articulation
Ligaments of wrist. Anterior view.
Vertical section through the articulations at the wrist, showing the synovial cavities.
Latin articulatio radioulnaris distalis
Gray's subject #85 325
MeSH [1]
Dorlands/Elsevier a_64/12161495

The Distal Radioulnar Articulation (inferior radioulnar joint) is a pivot-joint formed between the head of the ulna and the ulnar notch on the lower end of the radius. Image File history File links Gray334. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... In biology, an organ is a group of tissues which perform some function. ... Embryology is the branch of developmental biology that studies embryos and their development. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... The ulna (Elbow Bone) [Figs. ... In classical geometry, a radius of a circle or sphere is any line segment from its center to its boundary. ...


The articular surfaces are connected together by the following ligaments:

See also

  • Distal radioulnar articulation

External links

  • Diagram at dartmouth.edu

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...

Major Joints
Vertebral column: atlanto-axial - atlanto-occipital - temporomandibular - sternocostal - sacroiliac

Upper extremity: sternoclavicular - acromioclavicular - shoulder - elbow/proximal radioulnar articulation - wrist/distal radioulnar articulation - carpometacarpal - metacarpophalangeal - interphalangeal A joint (articulation) is the location at which two bones make contact (articulate). ... The Atlanto-axial joint (articulation of the atlas with the axis) is of a complicated nature, comprising no fewer than four distinct joints. ... The Atlanto-occipital joint (articulation between the atlas and the occipital bone) consists of a pair of condyloid joints. ... The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a diarthrosis joint that connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the temporal bone at the side of a skull. ... The sacroiliac joint is a part of the body—supposedly a joint—in the lower area of the spinal cord. ... The sternoclavicular articulation is a double arthrodial joint. ... The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a joint at the top of the shoulder. ... The human upper arm Grays Fig. ... Elbow redirects here. ... In human anatomy, the wrist is the flexible and narrower connection between the forearm and the hand. ... The Carpometacarpal joint refers to the articulations between the carpal bones and the metacarpals. ... Grays Fig. ... The interphalangeal articulations are hinge-joints; each has a volar and two collateral ligaments. ...

Lower extremity: hip - knee - ankle - subtalar - metatarsophalangeal Bones of the hip In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... Grays Fig. ... For a review of anatomical terms, see Anatomical position and Anatomical terms of location. ... The metatarsophalangeal articulations are of the condyloid kind, formed by the reception of the rounded heads of the metatarsal bones in shallow cavities on the ends of the first phalanges. ...



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