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Elbow

The arm in the human body is made up of three bones that join together to form a hinge joint called the elbow. The upper arm bone or humerus connects from the shoulder to the elbow forming the top of the hinge joint. The lower arm or forearm consists of two bones, the radius and the ulna. These bones connect the wrist to the elbow forming the bottom portion of the hinge joint.

The elbow joint is actually three separate joints surrounded by a watertight sac called a joint capsule. This capsule surrounds the elbow joint and contains lubricating fluid called synovial fluid.

Elbow Anatomy
Conditions
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    Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow is the common name for the elbow condition lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation …
     
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    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome, also called ulnar nerve entrapment is a condition caused by compression of the ulnar nerve in an area of the elbow called the cubital tunnel.
     
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    Elbow Sprain Elbow Sprains are a common injury that occurs from over stretching or tearing the ligaments that support the elbow.
     
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    Elbow Fracture Three bones—humerus, radius, and ulna—make up the elbow joint. The bones are held together by ligaments thus providing stability to the joint.
     
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    Golfers Elbow Golfer’s elbow, also called Medial Epicondylitis, is a painful condition occurring from repeated muscle contractions in the forearm
     
Surgical Procedures
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    Biceps Tendon Repair The biceps muscle is located in front of your upper arm. It helps in bending your elbow as well as in rotational movements of your forearm.
     
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    Elbow Arthroscopy The elbow is the joint that connects the upper arm bone and the forearm bones.
     
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    Elbow Joint Replacement Elbows, although are not the weight-bearing joints, they are considered to be most important for functioning of upper limbs and even a minor trauma.
     
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    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the elbow and is involved especially with overhead activities such as throwing and pitching.