Cubital fossa

The cubital fossa is a triangular space which forms the transition between the arm and the forearm. It is located anterior to the elbow joint.

Gross anatomy

Boundaries
Contents

From medial to lateral:

The order can be recalled using this mnemonic.

Upper limb anatomy
Share article

Article information

rID: 46233
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Figure 1: anterior forearm deep anatomy (Gray's illustration)
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Figure 2: anterior forearm anatomy (Gray's illustration)
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Figure 3: arm anatomy (Gray's illustration)
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Figure 4: arteries of the elbow (Gray's illustration)
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Figure 5: superficial veins of the upper limb (Gray's illustration)
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.
    Loadinganimation

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.