olecranon


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olecranon

 [o-lek´rah-non]
the bony projection of the ulna at the elbow. adj., adj olec´ranal.
The olecranon.

o·lec·ra·non

(ō-lek'ră-non, ō'lē-krā'non), [TA]
The prominent curved proximal extremity of the ulna, the upper and posterior surface of which gives attachment to the tendon of the triceps muscle, the anterior surface entering into the formation of the trochlear notch.
[G. the head or point of the elbow, fr. ōlenē, ulna, + kranion, skull, head]

olecranon

/olec·ra·non/ (o-lek´rah-non) bony projection of the ulna at the elbow.olec´ranal

olecranon

(ō-lĕk′rə-nŏn′)
n.
The large process on the upper end of the ulna that projects behind the elbow joint and forms the point of the elbow.

o·lec′ra·nal (-nəl), o′le·cra′ni·al (ō′lĭ-krā′nē-əl)(-nē-ən), o′le·cra′ni·an (-nē-ən) adj.

olecranon

[ōlek′rənon]
Etymology: Gk, olekranon, tip of the elbow
a proximal projection of the ulna that forms the tip of the elbow and fits into the olecranon fossa of the humerus when the forearm is extended at the proximal extremity of the ulna. The anterior surface of the olecranon forms part of the trochlear notch that articulates with the humerus. Also called olecranon process.
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Olecranon process

o·lec·ra·non

(ō-lek'ră-non) [TA]
The prominent curved proximal extremity of the ulna, the upper and posterior surface of which gives attachment to the tendon of the triceps muscle, the anterior surface entering into the formation of the trochlear notch.
Synonym(s): elbow bone, point of elbow.
[G. the head or point of the elbow, fr. ōlenē, ulna, + kranion, skull, head]

olecranon

The hook-shaped upper end of one of the forearm bones (the ulna) that projects behind the elbow joint, fitting into a hollow on the back of the lower end of the upper arm bone (humerus) and forming the point of the elbow. The olecranon prevents over-extension of the elbow.

olecranon

the bony projection of the ulna at the elbow.
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A 19-year-old male hockey player presented to a sports medicine clinic with localized swelling over the right olecranon process one day after striking his elbow on the ice.
In addition, results measured 4 cm distal to the midpoint of the line between the medial epicondyle of humerus and the apex of olecranon should be cautiously used to diagnose CubTS.
Treatment of bilateral olecranon bursitis in a horse.
olivaceus (YOULATUS, 2000), en los cuales, se origina en la cresta supracondilea medial del humero, y se inserta en el olecranon, diferenciandose de C.
El musculo extensor carpo ulnar (carpi ulnaris) nacio en el epicondilo lateral del humero y cara lateral del olecranon, su tendon paso por el surco lateral del extremo distal de la ulna y se inserto en el extremo proximal del metacarpo V.
RTC is the region between the medial epicondyle and olecranon, HUA is approximately 3-25 mm distal to the medial epicondyle, and MIS starts from approximately 2 cm proximal to the medial epicondyle and extends on the upper arm (15,18,26).
Existen varias alternativas cuando no se cuenta con cartilago del tabique, por ejemplo, el cartilago de la concha auricular, el olecranon y la costilla.
Entre los epicondilos se halla la fosa del olecranon, que es profunda y dentro de la cual se proyecta la apofisis anconea del cubito.
He had surgery six days later to repair a stress fracture of the olecranon, a bone behind the elbow.
41) Triceps tendon tears usually occur near the insertion onto the olecranon and are often related to an acute traumatic event.
Before imaging, the coat was shaved from the 3rd to the 5th right and left intercostal space just caudal to the triceps muscle mass, from 3 to 5 cm below the olecranon to 3 to 5 cm above it.