A 36-year-old member asked:
what is the name for the 'shorter bone' of the forearm?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ajay Balaram answered
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Radius: The radius is the shorter of the two bones, but they are very similar in length. The radius is wider close to the wrist, and the ulna is wider close to the elbow. Both bones together make up the forearm.
Answered on Jan 16, 2014
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