Elbow fractures occur when an injury leads a to loss of the bone integrity around the hinge joint formed by the radius, ulnar and humerus.
A number of signs and symptoms point towards a diagnosis of an elbow fracture following an injury to the elbow itself or to any other part of the arm or forearm. Some of…
Tennis elbow is a condition characterized by development of pain and soreness in the outer part of the elbow. It occurs when the muscles in this region are overused due to repetitive movement involving the wrist and arm.
Tennis elbow may present with pain that would radiate from outside of the elbow to the…
The most common injury seen in adults in the forearm is the radial head fracture. It is common as it occurs due to a fall on the outstretched hand and present clinically with pain and swelling around the elbow joint.
Patient presents with a history of fall on an outstretched hand, rarely blunt trauma or…
Septic bursitis is defined as an infection with the accumulation of pus within the sac-like structures which lie between the skin and bone or between the tendons, ligaments, and bone. It may be primary due to direct bacterial inoculation through a cutaneous wound or spread of local cellulitis or secondary to…
Olecranon bursitis is a common condition characterized by pain, swelling and inflammation of the olecranon bursa. One third of episodes are septic.
Painless swelling is the most common manifestation in non-inflammatory, aseptic form of olecranon bursitis. Most of the patients have difficulty in flexing the elbow beyond…
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita is a congenital disorder that results in multiple joint contractures, and can also involve neurological impairment. The causes include genetic, maternal, or environmental factors which reduce fetal mobility. A presentation may be evident during fetal development, and the diagnosis is…
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis is a disorder in which additional bone growth and ossification of ligaments and tendons occur, most commonly in the thoracal spine. It primarily develops in older adults, and it is asymptomatic in the majority of individuals. Symptoms, when present, include pain and stiffness of…