Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fractured Ulna Anatomy

To better understand forearm fracture, it helps to understand the anatomy of the forearm.

The two long bones that make up the forearm include:

  • Radius:
    • Begins at the elbow and ends at the thumb side of the forearm
  • Ulna:
    • Begins at the back of the elbow and ends at the other side of the wrist

The wrist is composed of the small carpal bones, between the forearm and the hand.

  • Forearm bones
  • Forearm muscles
  • Nerves and vessels of upper extremity

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fractured Ulna References
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