supracondylar process

su·pra·con·dy·lar pro·cess

(sū'pră-kon'di-lăr pros'es)
An occasional spine projecting from the anteromedial surface of the humerus about 5 cm above the medial epicondyle to which it is joined by a fibrous band. The supracondylar foramen thus formed transmits the brachial artery and median nerve.
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The supracondylar process (SP) of the humerus is a rare anatomic variant situated superior to the medial epicondyle.
The terms "supracondylar process" and "supracondyloid process", were separately used for the search process.
The diagnosis of the "supracondylar process syndrome" can be performed clinically with the palpation of the spur and confirmed by radiographies.
A Study of the incidence of supracondylar process of the humerus.
Supracondylar process of the humerus: study on 375 Caucasian subjects in Cologne, Germany.
It may vary in length from 2 to 20 mm." Buikstra and Ubelaker (1994:94) name this variation the supratrochlear spur, defining it simply as a "process arising from medial supracondylar ridge 5-7 cm above the medial condyle of the humerus." Waldron (2009) clarifies that the tip of the supracondylar process may have, in life, been connected to the medial epicondyle by the ligament of Struthers, creating a tunnel for the brachial artery and the median nerve.
Pedunculated osteochondromas point away from the joint, which can help distinguish them from a supracondylar process of the elbow.
[15,16] Supracondylar process, 2 to 20 mm in length, occasionally projects from the anteromedial surface of the shaft, proximal to the medial epicondyle.
[1] Terry (1921) carried out manual examination of 1,000 patients and found a palpable supracondylar process in 0.7% of them [17] At times the supracondylar process forms an arch that is homologous to the bony arch observed in the inferior part of the humerus in cats and some monkeys.
Gunther [29], also found that the ligament can exist in the absence of a real supracondylar process, that it originates from the anteromedial humeral surface approximately 5 cm above the elbow, that it extends to the anterior part of the medial epicondyle where its fan-like insertion is clearly separate from the more superior and posterior insertion of the medial intermuscular septum.
Median nerve compression by the supracondylar process: a case report.
Supracondylar process syndrome: a case report.J Hand Surg.