Brachioradialis

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The brachioradialis muscles are a pair of muscles located in each of the upper-arms of the human body.

 

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Brachioradialis muscles:

Point of Origin:
  • Distal lateral edge of the humerus (bone)
Point of Insertion:
  • Lower lateral part of the radius (bone), just above the styloid process
Action:
  • Flexes the forearm via bending the arm at the elbow joint (Main Action)
Also:
  • Helps to pronate the forearm when that movement is resisted
  • Helps to supinate the forearm when that movement is resisted

The location of the brachioradialis muscles are labelled on the diagrams of the
anterior muscles and the posterior muscles.

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