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Elbow Impingement

  • Posterior Impingement of the Elbow Posterior Impingement of the Elbow

    Posterior elbow impingement is a medical condition characterized by compression and injury of soft tissue structures such as cartilage at the posterior aspect (back) of the elbow joint. The impingement is caused by repetitive forced extensions and overuse of the elbow.

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  • Lateral Impingement of the Elbow Lateral Impingement of the Elbow

    Lateral elbow impingement is a medical condition characterized by compression and injury of the soft tissue structures, such as cartilage located at the outer aspect of the elbow joint. The impingement is caused by repetitive forced extensions and overuse of the elbow.

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Elbow Ligament Injuries

  • Triceps Injuries Triceps Injuries

    The triceps or triceps brachii is a crucial muscle of the upper arm (humerus). It runs along the upper arm bone between the shoulder and elbow. The triceps tendons connect the triceps muscles to the shoulder blade and elbow in your arm. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that attach muscle to bone.

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  • Elbow Injuries Elbow Injuries

    Elbow fractures may cause severe pain, swelling, tenderness, and painful movements. If a fracture is suspected, immediate intervention by your doctor is necessary. Surgery is often required if a bony displacement is observed.

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  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

    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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  • Distal Biceps Injuries Distal Biceps Injuries

    The biceps is a large muscle present in front of the upper arm, extending from the shoulder joint to the elbow. The lower end of the biceps muscle called the distal biceps forms a tendon which attaches to the upper part of the radius in the elbow.

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Elbow Fractures

Other Common Elbow Conditions

  • Tennis Elbow Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow is a common name for the elbow condition lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation and microtears of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle.

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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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  • 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 Instability Elbow Instability

    Elbow instability is a condition in which the elbow joint occasionally slides out of alignment due to the unstable state of the joint.

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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.

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  • Elbow Trauma Elbow Trauma

    The common symptoms of injury to the elbow joint and its surrounding structures include swelling and pain, which may extend from the elbow to the forearm and palm and be aggravated by movements of the wrist. Sometimes, instability of the joint may also be seen.

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  • Ulnar Nerve Neuritis Ulnar Nerve Neuritis

    Ulnar nerve neuritis, also known as ulnar nerve entrapment or cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition in which the ulnar nerve becomes irritated and inflamed due to constant pressure on it, leading to various symptoms.

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  • Bicep Tendon Tear at the Elbow Bicep Tendon Tear at the Elbow

    A biceps tear can be complete or partial. Partial biceps tendon tears will not completely break the tendon while complete tendon tears will break the tendon into two parts.

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  • Elbow Dislocation Elbow Dislocation

    The arm in the human body is made up of three bones that join to form a hinge joint called the elbow. The upper arm bone or humerus connects from the shoulder to the elbow to form the top of the hinge joint.

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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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  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment) Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment)

    When the elbow is bent, the ulnar nerve can stretch and catch on the bony bump. When the ulnar nerve is compressed or entrapped, the nerve can tear and become inflamed, leading to cubital tunnel syndrome.

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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”.

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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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  • 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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  • Ulnar Nerve Neuropathy Ulnar Nerve Neuropathy

    Ulnar nerve neuropathy is the entrapment or compression of the ulnar nerve causing impairment of its function.

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  • Loose Bodies in the Elbow Loose Bodies in the Elbow

    Your elbow is a joint made up of three bones held together by muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. It is both a hinge and pivot joint allowing you to bend and rotate your elbow freely.

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  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome Radial Tunnel Syndrome

    Radial tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by pressure on the radial nerve of the forearm. The entrapment or compression occurs frequently in the proximal forearm in the radial tunnel; a narrow space formed by muscles, bone, and tendon near the elbow joint.

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  • Post-traumatic Stiffness (Elbow) Post-traumatic Stiffness (Elbow)

    Medically, stiffness is difficulty moving a joint due to the loss of the joint’s range of motion caused by an injury (trauma) or a disorder.

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  • Desert Valley Hospital
  • Victor Valley Global Medical Center
  • Barstow Community Hospital
  • Bear Valley Community Hospital
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • California Medical Association