|Ligament: Annular ligament|
|Capsule of elbow-joint (distended). Anterior aspect.|
|Annular ligament of radius, from above. The head of the radius has been sawn off and the bone dislodged from the ligament.|
|Latin||ligamentum annulare radii|
|Gray's||subject #85 324|
It forms about four-fifths of the osseo-fibrous ring, and is attached to the anterior and posterior margins of the radial notch; a few of its lower fibers are continued around below the cavity and form at this level a complete fibrous ring.
Its upper border blends with the anterior and posterior ligaments of the elbow, while from its lower border a thin loose membrane passes to be attached to the neck of the radius; a thickened band which extends from the inferior border of the annular ligament below the radial notch to the neck of the radius is known as the quadrate ligament.
Its deep surface is smooth, and lined by synovial membrane, which is continuous with that of the elbow-joint.
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