The elbow is the middle joint of the upper limb. It allows you to keep your hand at different distances from your body, therefore a restriction of this joint can be extremely debilitating. The elbow consists of the humerus, radius and ulna.
The lateral collateral ligament is the primary lateral stabilizer of the elbow whilst the medial collateral ligament controls the flexion and extension. The capsular joint ensures the necessary space for movement of the elbow. It is anatomically and functionally connected to the ligaments (thorough the proprioceptors). Several muscles interact anatomically and operate with the capsular joint by movement.
The pathologies of the elbow can limit the use of the upper limb permanently. Almost all sports can cause some kind of elbow injury.
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