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    • Elbow
    • Joint Disorders
    • Muscle Disorders
    • Sports Medicine

    Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow

    Most often caused by sudden injury, a biceps tendon tear at the elbow tends to result in greater arm weakness than injuries to the biceps tendon at the shoulder. Without use of the biceps tendon, other arm muscles will make bending the elbow possible, however, these muscles cannot fulfill all elbow functions.

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    • Elbow
    • Joint Disorders

    Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis

    Normally, the olecranon bursa is flat. However, if it becomes irritated or inflamed, more fluid accumulates in the bursa causing elbow bursitis to develop. Elbow bursitis can occur for a number of reasons, including trauma, prolonged pressure, infections, or certain medical conditions.

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    • Arthritis
    • Elbow
    • Joint Disorders

    Elbow Arthritis

    Elbow arthritis is a common cause of elbow pain and stiffness, but is less common than arthritis in other joints of the body. Arthritis is the loss of the normal protective cartilage that covers the bones. When this cartilage or “padding” of the bone breaks down and is lost, areas of raw bone become exposed. When large areas of bone are exposed, they grind against each other with standing and walking. This is “bone on bone” arthritis and is usually painful.

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    • Elbow
    • Joint Disorders
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Arthroscopy)

    Elbow Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used by orthopaedic surgeons to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside the joint. Your doctor may recommend elbow arthroscopy if you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatments such as rest, physical therapy and medications or injections to reduce inflammation.

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    • Elbow
    • Joint Disorders
    • Pediatric Injuries
    • Sports Medicine

    Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

    Medial epicondylitis, often known as golfer’s elbow, is a painful condition that occurs when overuse results in inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles to the inside of the bone at the elbow.

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    • Arthritis
    • Elbow
    • Joint Disorders
    • Sports Medicine

    Loose Body in the Elbow

    Loose bodies are small fragments of bone or cartilage that have broken off inside a joint. As these fragments float free within the elbow, they can cause pain and even get caught in the moving parts of the joint.

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    • Elbow
    • Fractures, Sprains & Strains
    • Joint Disorders

    Radial Head Fractures of the Elbow

    Although attempting to break a fall with outstretched hands may be an instinctive response, the force of the impact can travel up the forearm and result in a dislocated elbow or break in the radius, which often occurs in the radial head.

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    • Elbow
    • Joint Disorders
    • Sports Medicine

    Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

    Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, is a painful condition that occurs when overuse results in inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. Recent studies show that tennis elbow is often due to damage to the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB), a specific forearm muscle that helps stabilize the wrist when the elbow is straight.

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    • Elbow
    • Pediatric Injuries
    • Sports Medicine

    Throwing Injuries to the Elbow in Children

    The beginning of baseball season in spring is often followed by an increase in overuse injuries in young baseball players, particularly pitchers and other players who throw repetitively. Two of the most frequent throwing injuries to the elbow are medial apophysitis (little leaguer’s elbow), and osteochondritis dissecans.

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    • Elbow
    • Joint Disorders

    Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)

    Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow, or cubital tunnel syndrome, occurs when the ulnar nerve in the arm becomes compressed or irritated. Although there are various areas where the ulnar nerve can become constricted, such as at the collarbone or wrist, it occurs most commonly behind the inside of the elbow.

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