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Elbow Ligaments

Ligaments are strong connective tissue structures that join bone to bone, providing stability to the elbow. There are four main ligaments in the elbow. The ulna collateral ligament, on the medial side of the elbow, connects the ulna to the humerus. The radial collateral ligament, on the lateral elbow, connects the radius to the humerus. The last two ligaments connect the radius to the ulna, and are the anular and quadrate ligaments.

Common elbow ligament conditions include

  • Elbow dislocation

  • Anular ligament tear

  • Radial head dislocation

  • UCL tear

  • Ulna collateral ligament tear

  • Ulna collateral ligament sprain

  • Little league elbow