Art Anatomy


Pronuncation an-COH-nee-us
Derivation Ancon, meaning corner or elbow.
Origin Lateral epicondyle of humerus.
Insertion Olecranon and upper portion of ulna.
Action Straightens arm at elbow.

Anconeus is nestled between the ulna and extensor carpi ulnaris close to the elbow. Here it forms a wedge-shaped relief when tensed.

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