elbow

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elbow

1. the joint between the upper arm and the forearm, formed by the junction of the radius and ulna with the humerus
2. the corresponding joint or bone of birds or mammals

Elbow

Sharp corner in a pipe or conduit, as opposed to a bend, which has a larger radius of curvature.

elbow

[′el‚bō]
(anatomy)
The arm joint formed at the junction of the humerus, radius, and ulna.
(design engineering)
A fitting that connects two pipes at an angle, often of 90°.
A sharp corner in a pipe.
(electromagnetism)
In a waveguide, a bend of comparatively short radius, normally 90°, and sometimes for acute angles down to 15°.
(geography)
A sharp change in direction of a coast line, channel, bank, or so on.

elbow

elbows, 1
1. A pipe, sheet metal, or conduit fitting having a bend, usually 90°; a 90° elbow is also called an ell.
2. A crossette, 1.
3. A shoulder, 1.

Elbow

ignorant, blundering constable. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure]
References in periodicals archive ?
The loss of carrying angle of more than 150 was observed in only one patient who also had decreased range of motion (greater than 150).
Table 1: Grading of Results (Flynn et al, 1974) Excellent Loss in carrying angle <5[degrees] or Limitation of elbow movements <5 Good Loss in carrying angle 6[degrees]-10[degrees] or Limitation of elbow movements from 6-10[degrees] Fair Loss in carrying angle 10[degrees]-15[degrees] or Limitation of elbow movements from 10[degrees]-15[degrees] Poor Loss in carrying angle >15[degrees] or Limitation of elbow movements >15[degrees]
In two patients carrying angle was not calculated due to Fixed Flexion Deformity (FFD) of elbow.
During follow up data were analysed as per Flynn's criteria (9) for Reduction Assessment in Supracondylar fractures of humerus, parameters like carrying angle & range of motion of the elbow were recorded.
Medial column comminution and internal rotation of the distal fragment predispose to the medial tilt, which causes loss of the carrying angle (4,5, 11-13).
Good: union with minimum displacement, limitation of terminal range of movements of not more than 15 degrees, no alteration in carrying angle, no premature fusion of the physis, no avascular necrosis, no local deformity, radiograph showing a step/gap of not more than 2mm.