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CUBITAL FOSSA. Dr. Ahmed Fathalla Ibrahim. CUBITAL FOSSA (ROOF). CUBITAL FOSSA (BOUNDARIES). CUBITAL FOSSA (CONTENTS). CUBITAL FOSSA. DEFINITION: A triangular space in front of the elbow joint BOUNDARIES: Base: an imaginary line between the 2 epicondyles of humerus

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CUBITAL FOSSA

Dr. Ahmed Fathalla Ibrahim





Cubital fossa
CUBITAL FOSSA

  • DEFINITION: A triangular space in front of the elbow joint

  • BOUNDARIES:

  • Base: an imaginary line between the 2 epicondyles of humerus

  • Laterally: medial border of brachioradialis

  • Medially: Lateral border of pronator teres

  • Apex: brachioradialis overlaps pronator teres


Cubital fossa1
CUBITAL FOSSA

  • ROOF:

  • Skin

  • Superficial fascia containing: cephalic vein, lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm, basilic vein, medial cutaneous nerve of forearm & medial cubital vein

  • Deep fascia

  • Bicipital aponeurosis

  • FLOOR:

  • Brachialis (medially)

  • Supinator (laterally)


Cubital fossa2
CUBITAL FOSSA

  • CONTENTS:

    From lateral to medial:

  • Radial nerve & its deep branch

  • Tendon of biceps brachii

  • Termination of brachial artery & beginning of radial & ulnar arteries

  • Median nerve


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