Elbow Anatomy

The elbow seems like a simple hinge.

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the ulnar nerve where it crosses the inside edge of the elbow.

The symptoms are very similar to the pain that comes from hitting your funny bone. When you hit your funny bone, you are actually hitting the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow.

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Distal Biceps Rupture

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.

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Elbow fracture [Supracondylar fracture]

That's how most fractures around the elbow joint occur. These fractures account for about 10 percent of all fractures in children.

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Elbow Dislocation

When the joint surfaces of an elbow are separated, the elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations can be complete or partial.

In a complete dislocation, the joint surfaces are completely separated. In a partial dislocation, the joint surfaces are only partly separated. A partial dislocation is also called a subluxation.

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Terrible triad Unstable fracture dislocation and may need stabilization.

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Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is not limited to tennis players.
The backhand swing in tennis can strain the muscles and tendons of the elbow in a
way that leads to tennis elbow. But many other types of repetitive activities can also
lead to tennis elbow: painting with a brush or roller, running a chain saw, and using
many types of hand tools.

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Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer's elbow. This does not mean that only golfers have this condition. But the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis.

Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer's elbow: throwing, chopping wood with an ax, running a chain saw, and using many types of hand tools. Any activities that stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of golfer's elbow.

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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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Olecranon fracture

When you bend your elbow, you can easily feel its "tip," a bony prominence that extends from one of the lower arm bones (the ulna). That tip is called the olecranon. It is positioned directly under the skin of the elbow, without much protection from muscles or other soft tissues. So it can easily break if you experience a direct blow to the elbow or fall on a bent 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. The injury changes the way the joint works just enough to cause extra wear and tear to the surfaces of the joint. Over time, the joint degenerates, causing pain and difficulty with daily activities. This condition is called osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis, or posttraumatic arthritis.

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