Elbow dislocation is when the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) move out of place compared with the bone of the arm (the humerus). The elbow joint, formed where these three bones meet, becomes dislocated, or out of joint.
Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
A condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender at the lateral epicondyle. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from repetitive overuse. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Any activity, for example playing tennis, that involves repetitive use of the extensor muscles of the forearm can cause acute or chronic tendonitis of the tendinous insertion of these muscles at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow.
The condition is common in carpenters and laborers who swing a hammer or any other tool with the forearm. Continuous activity after onset of the condition and avoiding mandatory rest may lead to permanent onset of pain and only treatable via surgery.
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
When there is pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. The pain centres on the bony bump on the inside of your elbow and may radiate into the forearm. It can usually be treated effectively with rest.
Ulnar nerve compression (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)
A condition where there is increased pressure on the ulnar nerve, usually resulting in numbness in your ring and little fingers. Ulnar nerve release surgery aims to resolve this.
Tommy John Surgery
A surgical procedure in which a healthy tendon extracted from an arm (or sometimes a leg) is used to replace an arm’s torn ligament. The healthy tendon is threaded through holes drilled into the bone above and below the elbow.
A minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.