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Elbow Conditions

  • Elbow Fractures

    Elbow Fractures

    Elbow fractures may occur from trauma, resulting from various reasons: a fall on an outstretched arm, a direct blow to the elbow or an abnormal twist to the joint beyond its functional limit.

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  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow is a painful condition occurring from repeated muscle contractions at the forearm. The condition is more common in sports activities such as tennis, painting, hammering, typing, gardening and playing musical instruments.

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  • Golfer's Elbow

    Golfer's Elbow

    Golfer’s elbow, also called medial epicondylitis, is a painful condition occurring from repeated muscle contractions in the forearm that leads to inflammation and microtears in the tendons that attach to the medial epicondyle.

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  • Distal Humerus Fractures of the Elbow

    Distal Humerus Fractures of the Elbow

    Injury in the distal humerus can cause impairment in the function of the elbow joint. A distal humerus fracture is a rare condition that occurs when there is a break in the lower end of the humerus.

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  • Elbow Pain

    Elbow Pain

    Damage to any of the structures that make up the elbow joint can cause elbow pain.

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  • Elbow Fractures in Children

    Elbow Fractures in Children

    Fractures are more common in children due to their physical activities as well as their bone properties. An elbow fracture most commonly occurs when your child falls on an outstretched arm.

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  • Elbow Sprain

    Elbow Sprain

    An elbow sprain is an injury to the soft tissues of the elbow. It is caused due to stretching or tearing (partial or full) of the ligaments that support the elbow joint.

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  • Triceps Injuries

    Triceps Injuries

    A triceps injury is damage to the tendon that attaches the triceps muscle at the back of your upper arm to the shoulder blade and elbow bone.

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  • Elbow Trauma

    Elbow Trauma

    The elbow is a complex joint of the upper limb, formed by the articulation of the long bone of the upper arm or humerus, and the two bones of the forearm - the radius and ulna. It is one of the important joints of the upper limb and is involved in basic movements such as bending and extending the arm and rotating the forearm.

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  • Elbow Arthritis

    Elbow Arthritis

    Although the elbows are not weight-bearing joints, they are considered to be most important for the functioning of the upper limbs. Hence, even minor trauma or disease affecting the elbow may cause pain and limit the movements of the upper limbs. Arthritis is one of the common disease conditions affecting the elbow joint.

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  • Elbow Dislocation

    Elbow Dislocation

    The bones are held together by ligaments to provide stability to the joint. Muscles and tendons move the bones around each other and help in performing various activities. Elbow dislocation occurs when the bones that make up the joint are forced out of alignment.

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  • Triceps Tendonitis

    Triceps Tendonitis

    Triceps tendonitis is inflammation of the triceps tendon, the tissue that connects the triceps muscle on the back of the upper arm to the back of the elbow joint, allowing you to straighten your arm back after you have bent it.

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  • Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis

    Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis

    Inflammation of the olecranon bursa leads to a condition called olecranon bursitis.

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  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of Elbow

    Osteochondritis Dissecans of Elbow

    Osteochondritis dissecans is a joint condition in which a piece of cartilage, along with a thin layer of bone separates because of inadequate blood supply. The separated fragments are sometimes called “joint mice”. These fragments may be localized or may detach and fall into the joint space, causing pain and joint instability.

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  • Elbow Injuries

    Elbow Injuries

    The elbow joint helps in bending or straightening of the arm to 180 degrees and lifting or moving objects.

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  • Little League Elbow

    Little League Elbow

    Little league elbow, also called medial apophysitis, is an overuse condition that occurs when there is overstress or injury to the inside portion of the elbow. It is commonly seen in children involved in sports activities that require repetitive throwing such as baseball.

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  • Elbow Contracture

    Elbow Contracture

    Elbow contracture refers to a stiff elbow with a limited range of motion. It is a common complication following elbow surgery, fractures, dislocations, and burns.

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  • Throwing Injuries

    Throwing Injuries

    An athlete uses an overhand throw to achieve greater speed and distance. Repeated throwing in sports such as baseball and basketball can place a lot of stress on the joints of the arm, and lead to weakening and ultimately, injury to the structures in the elbow.

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