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Biceps Tendon Rupture
The biceps muscle is in the front of your upper arm. It helps you bend your elbow and rotate your forearm. It also helps keep your shoulder stable.Once torn, the biceps tendon at the elbow will not gr...

Bursitis
Bursitis is defined as the inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is an enclosed sac that is lined with a membrane that secretes and absorbs fluid. The bursae provide cushioning and ease movement of skin ac...

Common Sports Injuries & Treatment

Contusions
Contusions occur when a direct blow or repeated blows from a blunt object strike part of the body, crushing underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue without breaking the skin. A contusion can re...

Dislocated Elbow
When the joint surfaces of an elbow are separated, the elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations can be complete or partial. In a complete dislocation, the joint surfaces are completely separated. In a ...

Elbow Bursitis
The bursa is a slippery sac between the loose skin and the bones of the elbow. It is located at the tip of the elbow. The bursa allows the skin to move freely over the underlying bone. Normally, the b...

Fractures
Fractured means broken. Whether you have a complete or a partial fracture, you have a broken bone.A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways (cross-wise, lengthwis...

Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, also known as "wear and tear" arthritis, is a progressive disease of the joints.CauseWith osteoarthritis, the articular cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joints ...

Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
Osteoarthritis of the elbow occurs when the cartilage surface of the elbow is damaged or becomes worn. This can happen because of a previous injury such as elbow dislocation or fracture. It may also b...

Radial Head Fractures
Trying to break a fall by putting your hand out in front of you seems almost instinctive. But the force of the fall could travel up the lower forearm bones and dislocate the elbow. It also could break...

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, mainly characterized by inflammation of the lining, or synovium, of the joints. It can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of fun...

Scleroderma
Scleroderma literally means “hard skin,” which is a finding common to a group of diseases that involves the abnormal growth of connective tissue. Scleroderma has come to be the term used for many of t...

Sports Injuries

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Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. But several other spor...

Throwing Injuries - Elbow
With the start of the baseball season each spring, doctors frequently see an increase in elbow problems in young baseball players. A common elbow problem in these children is medial apophysitis, commo...

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
Ulnar nerve entrapment occurs when the ulnar nerve in the arm becomes compressed. When this happens, the nerve does not function normally. To read about symptoms and treatment of ulnar nerve entrapmen...

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Casting / Splinting
Doctors use casts, splints, pins, or other devices to hold a fracture in the correct position while the bone is healing.External fixation methods include plaster and fiberglass casts, cast-braces, spl...

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