Elbow

ANATOMY OF THE ELBOW

AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE STRUCTURE OF THE ELBOW

The elbow is composed of three bones; the Humerus (upper arm), Radius and Ulna (forearm).  These bones create a simple hinge-type joint that allow for bending and straightening of the arm. The ligaments that connect these bones create stability of the joint, while the numerous muscles allow for range of motion and strength.

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Common problems involving the elbow include:

  • Tendonitis (Tennis/Golfer’s elbow)
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Radial Head/Olecranon fractures
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Collateral Ligament Tears
  • Dislocation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tears
  • Muscular Sprain/Strain

Treatment options include, but are not limited to:

  • Fracture care
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Total Elbow/Radial head Replacement
  • Injection Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Bracing