The elbow is a joint that connects the upper arm bone and the forearm bones. Elbow joint helps in performing various movements of arms such as forward, backward, as well as inward and outward twisting of the arms.
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Lateral epicondylitis, also called tennis elbow, is an overuse injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that is attached to the bony prominence (called lateral epicondyle) present on the outer side of the elbow.
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Cubital tunnel release surgery is a widely recommended surgical procedure to correct the cubital tunnel syndrome. Cubital tunnel syndrome, also called ulnar nerve entrapment, is a condition that is caused due to the compression of the ulnar nerve, present in an area of the elbow, called cubital tunnel. The ulnar nerve travels down the back of the elbow behind a bony bump called a medial epicondyle and through a passageway called cubital tunnel.
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The biceps muscles, located in the front of the upper arm allows you to bend the elbow and rotate the arm. Biceps tendons attach the biceps muscles to the bones, in the shoulder and elbow.
Biceps tendon tear can be complete or partial. Partial biceps tendon tear, will not completely break the tendon whereas complete tendon tear will result in complete breakage of the tendon into two parts.
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Tennis elbow is a common name for the elbow condition lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that are attached to the bony prominence outside the elbow. It is a painful condition resulting from repeated contractions in the forearm muscles that leads to inflammation and microtear in the tendons attached to the lateral epicondyle. The lateral epicondyle is a bony prominence that can be felt on the outer side of the elbow and the condition is more common in sports person playing tennis.
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- Arthritis of the Elbow
- Biceps tendinitis
- Broken arm
- Colles fracture
- Dislocated Elbow
- Elbow Bursitis
- Elbow Fractures in Children
- Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Injury)
- Forearm Fractures in Children
- Olecranon (Elbow) Fractures
- Radial Head Fractures
- Rupture of the biceps tendon
- Tennis Elbow
- Throwing injuries in the elbow
- Ulnar nerve entrapment