Swelling on the elbow

Olecranon fracture

Olecranon Fracture

The Olecranon is the large bony prominence at the back of the elbow. It is usually fractured from a direct impact or falls onto a bent elbow. Here we explain the signs, symptoms, causes, and

Students Elbow bursitis

Elbow Bursitis (Student’s Elbow)

Elbow bursitis, also known as Student’s elbow or Olecranon bursitis, is swelling and inflammation of the bursa at the back of the elbow. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for elbow bursitis. Symptoms

Elbow avulsion

Elbow Avulsion Fracture

An elbow avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament tears, pulling a small fragment of bone away with it. It is more common in children and usually occurs on the inside of the elbow.

Medial elbow ligament sprain

Medial Elbow Ligament Sprain

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the elbow is situated on the inside of the elbow. It helps to provide stability to the joint. The ligament is injured from a sudden traumatic injury, or from

Elbow hyperextension

Elbow Hyperextension Injury

An elbow hyperextension injury occurs when the elbow is bent back the wrong way. This over-straightening causes damage to the ligaments and structures of the elbow. Symptoms of elbow hyperextension This type of injury occurs

Osteochondritis dissecans in the elbow

Osteochondritis Dissecans In The Elbow Joint

Osteochondritis Dissecans is the fragmentation of the cartilage and sometimes the underlying bone within a joint. It is more common in adolescents, especially those who do throwing sports. Symptoms of Osteochondritis Dissecans in the elbow

Dislocated Elbow

Elbow dislocations are the second most common dislocations in adults, behind the shoulder. The elbow is a very stable joint and so it requires a lot of force to dislocate it. Severe pain and obvious

Elbow & Foream Fractures

An elbow fracture is a break in one of the bones which form the elbow joint. There are three bones which could be broken: the Humerus (upper arm bone), Ulna and Radius (two forearm bones).

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