Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Muscles; Muscular system > Muscles of upper limb > Compartments > Posterior compartment of arm; Extensor compartment of arm



The posterior compartment of arm (extensor compartment of arm) contains the following muscles, innerved by the radial nerve and vascularised by the brachial artery:

  • Triceps brachii
  • Anconeus

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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