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Medial Epicondylitis

Medial Epicondylitis What is it? Also known as ‘golfer’s elbow’, medial epicondylitis is a disordered reaction of the tendons on the inner aspect of the elbow as a result of repetitive stress and overuse. This leads to pain on the inner aspect of the elbow which can radiate down the forearm, and is worse when …

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Lateral epicondylitis

Lateral Epicondylitis What is it? Also known as ‘tennis elbow’, lateral epicondylitis is a disordered reaction of the tendons on the outer aspect of the elbow as a result of repetitive stress and overuse. This leads to pain on the outer aspect of the elbow which can radiate down the forearm, and is worse when …

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Olecranon Bursitis

Olecranon Bursitis What is it? A bursa is a fluid filled sac which helps cushion a bony prominence, such as the point of the elbow (olecranon). For various reasons, including infection, repetitive pressure, and gout, the bursa can become inflamed and swell up. How is it treated non-operatively? If there is no large infected collection, …

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Elbow Arthritis

Elbow Arthritis What is it? The elbow joint acts as a type of hinge, with three bones meeting at the elbow. The ends of the bones are coated in smooth joint cartilage, and as a result of wear-and-tear, trauma or inflammatory arthritis, this cartilage can get worn away and expose the underlying bone. Bone spurs …

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome What is it? The cubital tunnel is an anatomic area around the elbow where the ulnar nerve runs down the arm. The ulnar nerve is responsible for sensation to the ring and little fingers, as well as movement of the fingers and thumb. In the cubital tunnel the ulnar nerve can become …

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