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    graceliang26 is offline Newbie
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    What do you call that body part???

    What do you call that body part opposite the elbow, the joint connecting upper and lower arms? and the body part behind the knee?


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    Re: What do you call that body part???

    Colloquially:

    The bend of the elbow

    The back of the knee

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    Re: What do you call that body part???

    The part oposite the elbow? I still cannot get an idea.... What is upper and lower arms?

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    Re: What do you call that body part???

    Hi graceliang26,

    My brief answer your question Nr.1 is "radial collateral ligament ". (opposite of the elbow-join)

    And now a few words for your understanding:

    The radial collateral ligament (external lateral ligament) is a short and narrow fibrous band, less distinct than the ulnar collateral, attached, alone, to a depression below the lateral epicondyle of the humerus; below, to the annual ligament, some of its most posterior fibers passing over that ligament, to be inserted into the lateral margin of the ulna.

    My brief answer your question Nr.2 is "obligue popliteal ligament" (back side of the knee)

    And again a few words for your understanding:

    The oblique popliteal ligament (posterior ligament) is a broad, flat, fibrous band, formed of fasciculi separated from one another by apertures for the passage of vessels and nerves.

    It is attached above to the upper margin of the intercondyloid fossa and posterior surface of the condyles and below to the posterior magin of the head of tibia.

    If you wish you might find more information in Gray's Anatomy.

    Regards.

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    Re: What do you call that body part???

    Hi graceliang26,

    Highly respected beascarpetta hits the bull's eye. I didn't want to be spatial. Now I am in my duty to do it.

    My elaborate answer your question Nr.1 is: "radial collateral ligament" and "annual ligament"

    And now a few words for "annual ligament" (orbicular ligament). It is a strong band of fibers, which encircles the head of the radius and retains it in contact with the radial notch of the ulna.

    My elaborate answer your question Nr.2 is : "obligue popliteal ligament" as well as "anterior cruciate ligament", "ligament of Wrisberg," "fibular collateral ligament", "tibial collateral ligament", "lateral meniscus" but I think than the latter are inferior and my primary brief answer would be passable.

    And now a few words for "anterior cruciate ligament" which is one of the four main ligaments in the knee binding the back of the thigh bone (the femur) to the front of the shin bone (the tibia). This ligaments stop the shin bone from moving excessively forward in relation to the femur. If they are damaged, the knee becomes unstable and wobbles. It (the anterior cruciate ligament) passes up backward and laterally, and is fixed into the medial and back part of the lateral condyle of the femur.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: What do you call that body part???

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi graceliang26,

    Highly respected beascarpetta hits the bull's eye. I didn't want to be spatial. Now I am in my duty to do it.

    My elaborate answer your question Nr.1 is: "radial collateral ligament" and "annual ligament"

    And now a few words for "annual ligament" (orbicular ligament). It is a strong band of fibers, which encircles the head of the radius and retains it in contact with the radial notch of the ulna.

    My elaborate answer your question Nr.2 is : "obligue popliteal ligament" as well as "anterior cruciate ligament", "ligament of Wrisberg," "fibular collateral ligament", "tibial collateral ligament", "lateral meniscus" but I think than the latter are inferior and my primary brief answer would be passable.

    And now a few words for "anterior cruciate ligament" which is one of the four main ligaments in the knee binding the back of the thigh bone (the femur) to the front of the shin bone (the tibia). This ligaments stop the shin bone from moving excessively forward in relation to the femur. If they are damaged, the knee becomes unstable and wobbles. It (the anterior cruciate ligament) passes up backward and laterally, and is fixed into the medial and back part of the lateral condyle of the femur.

    Regards.

    V.
    Your answers are both accurate as to the anatomy of the arm and the leg, but actually does not answer the original question.

    The actual inner angle of the joint in the arm has no specific medical term and is generally just called the bend of the elbow.

    Equally, the angle of the knee joint on the back of the leg is generally called the back of the knee.

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    Re: What do you call that body part???

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your polite note.

    At the risk of loosing your goodwill, I put forward a settlement by compromise in order to split the difference.

    The angle of the knee joint on the back of the leg is called the knee's curve.

    and respectively

    The actual inner angle of the joint on the arm is called the elbow's curve.

    "Back side of the knee" sounds me as being written by Jules Verne. If you stand adamant on yours "back
    of knee" so a vast prospects lie before us to call the mentioned above part of the human body "the dark side of the knee" (by parity of reasoning "back side of the moon " respectively "dark side of the moon").

    Have a happy new 2008 year.

    Regards.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 01-Jan-2008 at 08:04.

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