Conditions

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    This condition is a compression injury to the ulnar nerve near the elbow. This is the nerve that produces a jolt when you bump your “funny bone.”

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  • Elbow Bursitis

    This condition is an inflammation of the olecranon bursa, a fluid-filled sac between the skin and bones on the back of the elbow. It can cause pain and restrict motion of the elbow. The bursa may also become infected.

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  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow

    Growth plates are sections of cartilage near the ends of bones that are present until a person reaches maturity. They allow the skeleton to grow and lengthen, but are highly susceptible to injury. Growth plate injuries can result from overuse of a joint or from trauma.

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  • Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow

    This injury occurs when the elbow is bent backwards beyond its normal range of motion, causing damage to the ligaments, bones and structures of the elbow. Hyperextension of the elbow can cause dislocation or fractures.

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  • Inflammation of the Biceps Tendon at the Elbow

    This condition is an inflammation of a part of the tendon that connects the biceps muscle to the radius bone at the elbow.

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  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

    <p>This condition, commonly called tennis elbow,  is a degeneration of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.</p>

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  • Medial Apophysitis

    This condition, also known as Little League elbow, is an injury to the medial epicondyle growth plate. It causes pain in the elbow, and may cause swelling. This condition is most common in young baseball pitchers.

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  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golf Elbow)

    This condition is a degeneration of the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm of the hand. These tendons are located above the medial epicondyle, the bony bump on the inner side of the elbow. Although this condition is often referred to as golfer’s elbow, medial epicondylitis can be caused by any repetitious use […]

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  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

    This condition is an injury to the medial ulnar collateral ligament, a ligament composed of three bands located on the inner side of the elbow. The MUCL connects the humerus to the ulna. Injury to the MUCL can cause pain, weakness and sometimes a feeling of instability in the arm.

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  • Osteomyelitis

    This condition is an infection of the bone cells or the bone marrow that can lead to death of the bone tissue. If not treated properly, it can spread from the original site of infection to other parts of the body. In adults, osteomyelitis commonly affects the spine, pelvis and feet. In children, it commonly […]

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  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow

    Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow typically affects young athletes, especially those involved in throwing sports or gymnastics. It occurs when a portion of bone or its overlying articular cartilage is cut off from the blood supply, creating a “dead” area of bone and cartilage. It commonly affects the capitellum, where the humerus meets the radius.

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  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Entrapment of the Radial Nerve)

    This condition is thought to be a compression injury to the radial nerve near the elbow. This condition is often confused with tennis elbow.

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  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

    Repetitive throwing places severe stress on the elbow joint. The throwing motion stretches the tendons and ligaments on the inner side of the elbow and compresses the structures on the outer side. These forces can damage tissue and bone, especially in young athletes whose bones have not fully matured.

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