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anconeus (Wikipedia)
Anconeus muscle
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Back of right upper extremity. (Anconeus labeled at bottom center.)
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Posterior surface of the forearm. Superficial muscles. (Anconeus visible at center right.)
Details
Originlateral epicondyle of the humerus proximally
Insertionlateral surface of the olecranon process of the radial and the superior proximal part of the posterior ulna
Arterydeep brachial artery, recurrent interosseous artery
Nerveradial nerve (C5, C6, C7, C8, and T1)
ActionsIt is partly blended in with the triceps, which it assists in extension of the forearm. It also stabilizes the elbow during pronation and supination and pulls slack out of the elbow joint capsule during extension to prevent impingement.
Identifiers
LatinMusculus anconeus,
musculus anconaeus
TAA04.6.02.023
FMA37704
Anatomical terms of muscle

The anconeus muscle (or anconaeus/anconæus) is a small muscle on the posterior aspect of the elbow joint.

Some consider anconeus to be a continuation of the triceps brachii muscle. Some sources consider it to be part of the posterior compartment of the arm, while others consider it part of the posterior compartment of the forearm.

The anconeus muscle can easily be palpated just lateral to the olecranon process of the ulna.

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