Articularis cubiti muscle

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The articularis cubiti muscle lies in the posterior compartment of the arm:

  • origin: posterior surface of the distal humerus
  • insertion: posterior surface of the elbow joint capsule
  • innervation: radial nerve
  • action: tenses the posterior elbow joint capsule during elbow extension
Anatomy: Upper limb
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rID: 23237
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Articularis cubiti muscles

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