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Elbow

Conditions

Elbow Anatomy

At first, the elbow seems like a simple hinge. But when the complexity of the interaction of the elbow with the forearm and wrist is understood, it is easy to see why the elbow can cause problems when it does not function correctly.

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Distal

A distal biceps rupture occurs when the tendon attaching the biceps muscle to the elbow is torn from the bone. This injury occurs mainly in middle-aged men during heavy work or lifting. A distal biceps rupture is rare compared to ruptures where the top of the biceps connects at the shoulder. Distal biceps ruptures make up only three percent of all biceps tendon ruptures.

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Interposition Arthroplasty of the Elbow

Elbow arthritis may be surgically treated with a procedure called interposition arthroplasty. The term interposition means that new tissue is placed between the damaged surfaces of the elbow joint. In this surgery, tissue is taken from another source to fill in the space in the elbow joint. The soft tissue forms a false joint.

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Olecranon Bursitis

Olecranon bursitis is inflammation of a small sac of fluid located on the tip of the elbow. This inflammation can cause many problems in the elbow.

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Osteoarthritis of the Elbow

The elbow joint is injured less often than many other joints in the body. The most common injuries of the elbow joint are fractures and dislocations. Most elbow injuries tend to heal pretty well. However, an elbow injury can lead to problems later in life.

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Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial tunnel syndrome happens when the radial nerve is squeezed where it passes through a tunnel near the elbow. The symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). There are very few helpful tests for radial tunnel syndrome, which can make it hard to diagnose.

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Procedures

Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is the most common injury in patients seeking medical attention for elbow pain. The exact cause of tennis elbow is unknown, but it is thought to be due to small tears of the tendons that attach forearm muscles to the arm bone at the elbow joint.

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Golfer’s Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis

This painful problem is an inflammatory condition of the elbow which in some ways is similar to tennis elbow.The primary differences between these conditions are the location of the pain and the activity that leads to injury. Both conditions are caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, leading to inflammation and pain around the elbow joint.

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Compression at the Elbow)

In cubital tunnel syndrome, one of the nerves of the arm and hand, the ulnar nerve, is compressed as it passes behind the elbow. This is the same nerve that causes the tingling feeling of hitting your “funny bone.” When struck, this causes a shooting sensation and tingling in the hand and the little and ring fingers.

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