The Elbow

Another hinge joint between the upper arm (humerus) and forearm (radius and ulna). Not only does this joint allow the arm to move towards and away from the body, but it also enables rotation through the forearm (supination and pronation).

Most of the stability at the elbow relies on the congruency of the joints and surrounding ligaments.

Some common conditions include:

  • Lateral or medial epicondylalgia
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendinopathies
  • Peripheral neuropathies such as radial tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures and dislocations to the humerus, radius and ulna
  • Olecranon bursitis (students elbow)

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