Radius

The radius is the outer and shorter bone of the forearm (lower-arm). It partially rotates around the ulna, permitting pronation and supination of the hand.

The location of the radius is indicated in the diagram.

For more information about the adjacent bones see hand bones and arm bones.

More about Hand and Arm Bones:

This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.

For further information see also our pages of books about orthopaedics.

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