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Elbow Anatomy & Biomechanics

The main function of the elbow is to position & stabilise the hand.


Appearances of the main ossification centres: 

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  • Capitellum    1-3 years

  • Radial Head    3-5 years

  • Medial Epicondyle    5-7 years

  • Trochlea    7-9 years

  • Olecranon    9-11 years

  • Lateral Epicondyle    11-13 years

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