- almost completely bridges radius & ulna from proximal to distal R-U joint
- acts as a hinge for rotation of radius about ulna;
- fibers run distally in oblique direction from radius and ulna;
- central portion thickened in 3.5 cm band;
- forces are transmitted from hand to radius & in turn to ulna via diffuse attachment of membrane
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:10 pm