The radius or radial bone is one of the two large bones of the forearm, the other being the ulna. It extends from the lateral side of the elbow to the thumb side of the wrist and runs parallel to the ulna.
Keeping this in view, what type of bone is the ulna?
The major bones of the arms (humerus, radius, and ulna) and the legs (the femur, tibia, and fibula) are all long bones. Short bones: Short bones also have a tubular shaft and articular surfaces at each end but are much smaller.
What is a fractured ulna?
Broken Arm Facts. A broken (fractured) arm means that one or more of the bones of the arm have cracked. At the elbow, the humerus connects with two bones: the radius and the ulna. These bones go from the elbow to the wrist and are regarded as the forearm.
Is the ulna on the inside or outside?
The radius is on the outside, or lateral side, of the elbow. It connects to the thumb side of the wrist. The radius is bigger and longer than the ulna which is on the inside, or medial side, of the forearm closest to the body.