Elbow Ligaments

Elbow Ligaments

The elbow ligaments include three parts: the ulnar collateral ligament, the radial collateral ligament, and the annular ligament. These ligaments attach to the elbow's radius bone, ulna and humerus. They help to provide the elbow's stability.

Elbow injuries often involve its ligaments, especially the ulnar collateral ligament. The elbow ligaments are prone to sprains. The risk factors often include: racquet sports, tennis, badminton, golf, manual labor, plumbing work, meat cutting job, etc..

Elbow ligament sprains often have the following symptoms: elbow pain, minor ligament tearing, ligament rupture, muscle spasm or joint dislocation. The patient should consult a doctor, in order to determine the injury severity.