How many bones are in the elbow?

The elbow is made up of three bones. The humerus is the bone in your upper arm. The ulna and the radius are the two bones in your forearm.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

Continue Learning about Parts of The Skeletal System

How is cortical bone different from cancellous bone?
Gerald M. SilvermanGerald M. Silverman
Every bone in your body is composed primarily of calcium compounds arranged into two distinct pa...
More Answers
What is the function of the scapula?
Rick OldermanRick Olderman
The scapula (shoulder blade) is a strange-looking triangular bone that's slightly curved. It houses ...
More Answers
What are main functions of the skeleton?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
Our skeleton has many vital functions. They include providing support for our body and protecting ou...
More Answers
What does the pelvis do?
Rick OldermanRick Olderman
First, the pelvis dictates how the spine rests and moves. The pelvis is the keystone of spinal m...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.