Elbow Disorders

May 15, 2018 Issue
Hyperpronation Method for Reduction of Nursemaid's Elbow [Medicine by the Numbers]

Although data are limited, the results have consistently shown a higher rate of success with first attempt reduction of nursemaids' elbow when the hyperpronation method was used. For other outcomes, including pain and adverse effects such as bruising, no conclusions could be drawn because the quality of evidence was poor.

Aug 1, 2016 Issue
Acute Onset of Elbow Swelling [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with spherical, fluctuant elbow swelling without redness or tenderness.

Apr 15, 2014 Issue
Evaluation of Elbow Pain in Adults [Article]

Review the differential diagnosis of elbow pain by anatomic location.

Nov 1, 2012 Issue
Milky White Elbow [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Sep 15, 2007 Issue
Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis [Article]

Lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse syndrome of the extensor tendons of the forearm. It is sometimes called tennis elbow, although it can occur with many activities. The condition affects men and women equally and is more common in persons 40 years or older. Despite the prevalence of lateral e...

Mar 1, 2007 Issue
Tennis Elbow [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for tennis elbow?

Dec 1, 2002 Issue
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Elbow Region [Article]

Joint injection of the elbow is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. In this article, the injection procedures for the elbow joint, medial and lateral epicondylitis, and olecranon bursitis are reviewed. Persistent pain related to inflammatory conditions responds well to...

Feb 1, 2000 Issue
Evaluation of Overuse Elbow Injuries [Article]

The evaluation of elbow pain can be challenging because of the complexity of the joint and its central location in the upper extremity. Diagnosing the injury correctly requires an understanding of the anatomy of the elbow, which includes three articulations, two ligament complexes, four muscle group...

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