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Distal Biceps/Triceps Injury

General Injuries to the distal (down at the elbow) biceps and triceps tendons are relatively rare. Distal biceps and triceps tendon tears may be partial or complete. They most often occur in men age 30-60 years and usually in the dominant arm.   Anatomy The...

Epicondylitis (Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow)

General Lateral epicondylitis also known as tennis elbow is the most common cause of elbow pain. As one may expect, given its name, lateral epicondylitis is quite common among tennis players (50% lifetime risk), but may occur in anyone who performs repetitive wrist...

Elbow Anatomy

The elbow allows you to bend and straighten your arm as well as rotate your forearm. Its function depends on complex interactions among bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Furthermore, all of the nerves that control your hand pass by the elbow. Elbow problems...

Elbow Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to...

UCL (Tommy John)

General Every season numerous MLB players (primarily pitchers) succumb to ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries and undergo surgery to reconstruct this ligament named after Tommy John, who famously produced a 3.1 ERA over 18 seasons following this surgery. The...