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.
For more information about Elbow Anatomy, click on below tab.
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.
For more information about Distal, click on below tab.
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.
For more information about Interposition Arthroplasty of the Elbow, click on below tab.
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.
For more information about Olecranon Bursitis, click on below tab.
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.
For more information about Osteoarthritis of the Elbow, click on below tab.
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.
For more information about Radial Tunnel Syndrome, click on below tab.
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.
For more information about Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis, click on below tab.
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.
For more information about Golfer’s Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis, click on below tab.
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.
For more information about Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, click on below tab.