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Tennis Elbow

Basics Description Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is a tendinopathy of the origin of the ECRB tendon. The lateral epicondyle is the origin of the common wrist extensor tendon, including: ECRL ECRB Extensor digitorum communis Extensor carpi ulnaris The ECRB lies beneath the ECRL. These extensors stabilize the wrist and are used in sports (such […]

Little League Elbow

Basics Description Little League elbow refers to a group of injuries about the elbow that arise in children and adolescents (ages 7-15 years) from repetitive throwing or use of a racquet or bat. Younger patients (7-11 years old) in that group often have an injury of the physis, whereas older adolescents (15-19 years old) […]

Elbow Anatomy and Examination

Basics Description Bones Ulnohumeral joint: The trochlea of the humerus articulates with the trochlear notch of the proximal ulna. The olecranon process of the ulna lies posterior to the joint. Allows for elbow flexion and extension Radiohumeral joint: The capitulum of the humerus articulates with the radial head. Allows for forearm supination and pronation […]

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A Patient’s Guide to Tendonitis

Introduction

Chronic, or long-term, tendon problems are common. Tendon problems are especially common in people who play certain types of sports. Tendon problems account for almost 30 percent of all running injuries and 40 percent of all tennis injuries.

We use the term tendonitis, which means inflammation of the tendon, to refer to these chronic […]

A Patient’s Guide to Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Introduction

Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer’s elbow. This does not mean that only golfers have this condition. But the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer’s elbow: throwing, chopping wood with an ax, running a chain saw, and using many types of […]