Anconeus - Muscle Physiology & Functional Anatomy
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The anconeus muscle is a small muscle on
the posterior aspect of the elbow joint. While some consider the antonius
to be a continuation of the triceps brachii, some consider it to be part of the
posterior compartment of the arm or forearm.
In addition to being a weak extensor of the elbow the anconeus muscle
prevents the elbow joint capsule being pinched in the olecranon fossa during
extension of the elbow.