Elbow Injury Research Paper

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Elbow Injuries Tennis Elbow: This injury is called tennis elbow due to the problem being significant for tennis players. Tennis Elbow is caused by the overuse of the arm, forearm and hand muscles. The abrupt or subtle injury off the muscle or tendon area around the outside of the elbow, is a major contributor to the pain that people who have tennis elbow receives. The area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attaches to the outside of the bony area (lateral epicondyle) is where it is affected. Tennis players mostly receives this injury on their dominant arm but it can occur or either arm. This injury affects 1 to 3 percent of the population overall and as many as 50% of tennis players during their careers. Less than 5% of all tennis…show more content…
The cartilage can be damaged or worn by previous injury such as an elbow dislocation or fracture. Another reason for this injury to occur would be the deterioration of the joint cartilage due to aging. This injury typically affects the weight bearing joints. However osteoarthritis least affects the elbow joint because of its well matched joint surfaces, strong stabilizing ligaments and it can tolerate large forces without becoming unstable. Osteoarthritis is diagnosed based on the symptoms and x-rays of the elbow joints (which shows the arthritic changes). Symptoms can typically show in people older than 50 but it can occur to people of earlier ages. Osteoarthritis is found in men more than women if they had never had a previous elbow…show more content…
There will often be swelling as the first symptom, have loose skin on the back of the bone (means there is small amount of swelling, might but noticed right away). There will be pain on the elbow and it can increase with direct pressure or bending the elbow. Typically people who obtain olecranon bursitis may have restricted movements due to the swelling. Typically if the bursitis is infected, the skin will become red and warm. If left untreated the infection can spread to other parts of the arm or move into the bloodstream which can cause serious

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