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Multiple problems can affect the elbow. These problems can be causes by sudden injuries, degenerative changes over time, or overuse from work or sports.

  • i. Sudden injuries can include the following:
    1. Biceps tears
    2. Triceps tears
    3. Fractures
    4. Dislocations
  • ii. Some examples of degenerative changes and overuse injuries to the elbow include the following:
    1. Osteoarthritis
    2. Lateral (tennis) and medial (golfer's) elbow
    3. Biceps tendinitis
    4. Ulnar collateral ligament injuries (Tommy John) in pitchers or other athletes
    5. Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
    6. Valgus overload extension syndrome in overhead athletes (pitchers)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • AANA: Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
  • North Oaks Health System
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