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Elbow Ligaments
B.J. Manaster, MD, PhD, FACR; Theodore T. Miller, MD, FACR
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)
    • Radial collateral ligament (RCL)
  • Definitions

    • Elbow ligaments are intrinsic ligaments: Thickening of joint capsule

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Lateral Side of Elbow Joint

    • Medial Side of Elbow Joint

      • Proximal Radioulnar Joint

        ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

        • Radial Collateral Ligament

          • Lateral UCL

            • Ulnar Collateral Ligament

              • Annular Ligament

                Selected References

                1. Husarik DB et al: Ligaments and plicae of the elbow: normal MR imaging variability in 60 asymptomatic subjects. Radiology. 257(1):185-94, 2010
                2. Cotten A et al: Collateral ligaments of the elbow: conventional MR imaging and MR arthrography with coronal oblique plane and elbow flexion. Radiology. 204(3):806-12, 1997
                3. Morrey BF et al: Functional anatomy of the ligaments of the elbow. Clin Orthop Relat Res. (201):84-90, 1985
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                TERMINOLOGY

                • Abbreviations

                  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)
                  • Radial collateral ligament (RCL)
                • Definitions

                  • Elbow ligaments are intrinsic ligaments: Thickening of joint capsule

                IMAGING ANATOMY

                • Lateral Side of Elbow Joint

                  • Medial Side of Elbow Joint

                    • Proximal Radioulnar Joint

                      ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                      • Radial Collateral Ligament

                        • Lateral UCL

                          • Ulnar Collateral Ligament

                            • Annular Ligament

                              Selected References

                              1. Husarik DB et al: Ligaments and plicae of the elbow: normal MR imaging variability in 60 asymptomatic subjects. Radiology. 257(1):185-94, 2010
                              2. Cotten A et al: Collateral ligaments of the elbow: conventional MR imaging and MR arthrography with coronal oblique plane and elbow flexion. Radiology. 204(3):806-12, 1997
                              3. Morrey BF et al: Functional anatomy of the ligaments of the elbow. Clin Orthop Relat Res. (201):84-90, 1985