Anterior compartment of forearm 




The region of the body which extends from elbow to wrist anteriorly. It has the following

BONES: Radius, ulna


bullet Superficial:
bullet Pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, flexor carpi ulnaris,
bullet Intermediate:
bullet flexor digitorum superficialis,
bullet Deep:
bullet flexor digitorum profundus, flexor pollicis longus, pronator quadratus

Arteries: Radial and ulnar arteries

Veins: Corresponding venae comitantes- radial and ulnar veins

Nerves: median nerve, ulnar nerve.     

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DIGITAL LOCATOR: ANTERIOR FOREARM  roll over mouse to label; click to display layer.
Layers 1- skin; 2- fasciae, 3- muscles , 4 -neurovascular structures, 5- deepest, 6- bones.
Layer 3 of anterior forearm






Lymph drainage
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Elbow joint

Superior radio-ulnar joint

Inferior radio-ulnar joint

Wrist joint

Carpal injuries
Elbow injuries
Injuries of ulna
Injuries of radius
Injuries of superior radioulnar joint
Injuries of inferior radioulnar joint
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