Brachioradialis Anatomy

Brachioradialis Anatomy

Origin:  Upper lateral supracondylar ridge of the humerus
Insertion:  Superior aspect of the styloid process of the radius
Actions: Flexion of the forearm at the elbow
Innervation: Radial nerve (C5, C6)
Blood Supply: Radial recurrent artery from the radial artery

Primary Actions of the Brachioradialis

1. Flexion of the forearm at the elbow

  Agonists:

  • Brachialis
  • Biceps Brachii

  Antagonists:

  • Triceps Brachii
  • Anconeus

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