The elbow joint is a hinge joint supported by
ligaments, tendons and muscles.
The elbow joint has two types of movements:
Flexion and Extension.
The major flexor muscles of the elbow are the
biceps, brachialis and brachioradialis. The force strength of these
muscles vary at different angles.
At 90 degrees elbow flexion, the brachialis is a
strong as the biceps, the brachioradialis is about half as strong, and the
pronator teres is about one-tenth as strong.
Elbow extension has one major muscle, the triceps.
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