Locking elbow joint
Elbow joint locks or gets stuck in a particular position, usually for just a short period of time. This can be due to loose bodies or surface damage. Swelling to the elbow joint can also cause locking and this maybe due to a bleed from an injury or haemotoma. The joint will also have a protective mechanism if the joint is injured with a fracture or a ligament tear or rupture and can therefore lock to prevent further damage.