supracondylar ridge


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supracondylar ridge

One of two ridges (lateral and medial) on the distal end of the humerus, extending upward from the lateral to the medial epicondyles.
See also: ridge
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The lateral which was the larger bundle of fibers was passing to the Brachioradialis muscle So the Brachioradialis muscle was getting a muscular slip from the Brachialis along with its usual origin from the upper two-third of the supracondylar ridge of the humerus.(fig-1).
In addition, the proximal humerus can be stabilized from just below the humeral neck to approximately 5 to 6 cm above the end of the humeral medullary cavity at the supracondylar ridges.
However, adhering to these principles becomes difficult in distal humeral shaft fractures, especially those around the metaphyseal transition zone between the shaft and Supracondylar ridges, Shatzkar & Tile advised plating the humerus posteriorly in order to utilize the flat posterior surface to achieve adequate distal fixation.