Surprisingly, even simple joints like our elbow are surrounded by a number of muscles, which play a pivotal role in the body. Without these vital muscles, we would be unable to perform a variety of tasks, but additionally, our joints would be significantly less stable without them. With the combined efforts of these shunt and spurt muscles, we are able to perform many movements. For those interested in visualizing the variety of muscles around joints, Anatomy Warehouse has collected a variety of muscled joint anatomy models. Great for study or for patient education, these models are always a great investment.