Radial tuberosity

Beneath the neck of the radius, on the medial side, is an eminence, the radial tuberosity; its surface is divided into:

  • a posterior, rough portion, for the insertion of the tendon of the biceps brachii.
  • an anterior, smooth portion, on which a bursa is interposed between the tendon and the bone.
Radial tuberosity
Left elbow-joint, showing anterior and ulnar collateral ligaments. (Radial tuberosity visible at center right.)
Bones of left forearm. Anterior aspect. (Radius is bone on right. Radial tuberosity is visible at upper left of radius.)
LatinTuberositas radii
Anatomical terms of bone


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 219 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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