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Oblique Cord

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 9, 2015

The oblique cord, also called the oblique ligament, is a small, flattened band extending distally and laterally from the lateral side of the tubercle of the ulna (lower arm bone) at the base of the coronoid process to the radius a little distal to the radial tuberosity. Its fibers run in the opposite direction to those of the interosseous membrane.