A fractured elbow essentially means the fracture of the olecranon process of the ulna. It’s the tip of the elbow that typically breaks in an elbow fracture as it is positioned directly under the skin of the elbow, without much intervening soft tissue. Therefore, it is susceptible to fracture as a result of direct trauma,

Elbow Hairline Fracture

Saturday, 17 November 2018 by

Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that happen as a result of stress from overuse but could be related to trauma from falls or accidents as well. Bones tend to be slightly elastic and can bend a little bit to absorb some of the less severe impacts. This is especially true

Does Tennis Elbow Ever Go Away

Monday, 23 July 2018 by

What is Tennis elbow? Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a strain or partial tear in the muscles and tendon tissues that are attached to the elbow joint, causing an intense pain in the outer elbow area. The strain occurs when the muscles and tendons are overworked, making tennis elbow a treatable disease.

The term tennis elbow is a bit confusing. Yes, patients can get the injury from playing lots of tennis, this was recently highlighted by British tennis star Andy Murray suffering from the injury, but tennis is not the only way the injury is suffered. In fact, most patients do it just sat in their cubicle

Ulnar neuritis, also referred to as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition characterized by inflammation of the ulnar nerve in the arm. Facts about the ulnar nerve include the following: The ulnar nerve travels through a tunnel of tissue, known as the cubital tunnel, which runs under the bony aspect on the inner side of

How to Overcome Tennis Elbow?

Monday, 08 January 2018 by

If you exercise a lot or work behind a desk in a cubicle, you – much like the British Tennis Star Andy Murray – may have felt the continuous burn of tennis elbow. The sting of tennis elbow can be particularly irritating and takes a long time to heal. Whilst it’s not a broken bone

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Golfer’s elbow is the colloquial term for medial epicondylitis which is inflammation of the tendon that attaches the muscles of the forearm to the bony aspect of the inner area of the elbow (medial epicondyle). The condition is similar to tennis elbow but the tendon that is inflamed in the latter is the one that

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Tommy John Elbow Surgery

Thursday, 05 October 2017 by

Tommy John surgery has been made famous by baseball pitchers, but the injury actually occurs in several other sports including softball, tennis, gymnastics, and javelin throw. The surgery repairs an injured ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). This ligament connects upper arm bone (humerus) to a forearm bone called the ulna. The UCL ligament attaches these bones

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FAQs on Elbow Arthroscopy

Friday, 18 November 2016 by

Ever since its medical introduction in the 1980s, elbow arthroscopy has been an accepted treatment option for a variety of elbow disorders. With advancements in technique and instruments, the treatment option has improved over the years and now accounts for more than 10% of all elbow surgeries performed in the United States each year. Considered

Biceps tears are the most common type of injury that leads to pain in bicep muscles and loss of functionality. It mostly occurs in middle-aged people and more specifically those participating in weightlifting, contact sports, throwing sports, or martial arts. Treatment options for biceps tears recognize their dissimilarity from tendonitis, impingement, and tendon dislocations that

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