Category Archives: Elbow

Radial Tunnel Release at the Elbow

Radial Tunnel Release at the Elbow Overview This outpatient procedure, performed under general or regional anesthesia, alleviates compression of the radial nerve. This nerve travels along the outer side of the elbow and down to the hand. Radial tunnel release is used to treat radial tunnel syndrome. Preparation Anesthesia is administered, and the patient is […]

Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow Overview This outpatient procedure, performed under general or regional anesthesia, repositions the ulnar nerve to prevent it from sliding against or becoming pinched by the medial epicondyle (the bony bump on the inner side of the elbow). Ulnar nerve transposition is used to treat cubital tunnel syndrome. Preparation Anesthesia is […]

Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury Overview This condition is an injury to the medial ulnar collateral ligament, a ligament composed of three bands located on the inner side of the elbow. The MUCL connects the humerus to the ulna. Injury to the MUCL can cause pain, weakness and sometimes a feeling of instability in the […]

Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow

Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow Overview This is a disorder that most often affects young athletes. It happens when part of a bone in the elbow loses its blood supply. It weakens, and so does the cartilage that covers it. Bone and cartilage may break off and drift around in the elbow. That can cause […]

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis Overview If you have an infection in a bone, you have osteomyelitis. It’s a serious condition that can cause part of your bone to die. And, the infection can spread to other parts of your body. Causes A bone infection can be caused by a bacteria or a fungus. These germs can get into […]

Overuse Injuries of the Elbow

Overuse Injuries of the Elbow Overview If you are an athlete, or if you work with your arms and hands, your elbows may be at risk for an overuse injury. This is an injury caused by repetitive motions. This type of injury can be a problem for people who play sports such as tennis or […]

Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

Throwing Injuries of the Elbow Overview Throwing overhand again and again puts a lot of stress on your elbow. It can lead to injury. Young athletes, in particular, are at risk. Some play sports all year without learning how to throw properly. And, their bones are still growing. Let’s look at how the elbow can […]

Triceps Tendonitis

Triceps Tendonitis Overview This is an inflammation of a tendon at the back of your elbow. It’s called the “triceps” tendon. It anchors your upper arm’s triceps muscle to the ulna (one of the bones of your forearm). Causes You can injure your triceps tendon by repeatedly stressing it. Baseball pitchers are prone to this […]