Elbow

Distal Biceps Rupture

By Craig Miller, MD

The distal biceps tendon helps us turn our palms up and flex, or bend our elbows. It is the cord-like structure that you feel in the crease of the elbow when it is flexed (bent) and the palm of your hand is turned up. The word “distal” essentially means the lower end of a tendon,…

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Anatomy of the human elbow

Elbow Basics

By Craig Miller, MD

The elbow is primarily a hinge-type joint whose function is to help us position our hand in space.   When we flex our elbow it brings our hand towards our mouth and when it extends our hand moves away from our mouth. Elbow Bones There are three bones of the elbow. One is the humerus, or the upper arm…

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