Olecranon fossa

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Olecranon fossa
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Left humerus. Posterior view (olecranon fossa visible at bottom center)
Details
Latin Fossa olecrani
Identifiers
Gray's p.212
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_14/12376423
TA A02.4.04.024
FMA FMA:23450
Anatomical terms of bone

The olecranon fossa is a deep triangular depression on the posterior side of the humerus, superior to the trochlea, in which the summit of the olecranon is received during extension of the forearm.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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