golfer's elbow(redirected from golfers elbow)
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Management Rest, steroid injection if severe; amputation if intractable
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golfer's elbowMedial epicondylitis Sports medicine An injury characterized by pain and tenderness of medial humeral epicondyle at origin of flexor tendons—caused by too much golfing off Treatment Rest, corticosteroid injection if severe. Cf Tennis elbow.
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elbow(el'bo?) [Old English. eln, forearm + boga, bend]
The joint between the arm and forearm. See: illustration
Boston elbowBoston arm.
golfer's elbowMedial humeral epicondylitis
little league elbow
A form of overuse syndrome marked by tension being placed on the medial structures of the elbow and, possibly, compression forces being placed on the lateral structures. Long-term consequences include abnormal growth of the medial epicondyle and avulsion of the medial epicondyle. It is seen in adolescent baseball players, esp. in pitchers. In order to help prevent this condition, Little League Baseball regulations limit the number of pitches a player can throw per week.
Subluxation of the head of the radius with entrapment of the annular ligament in the radiohumeral joint, esp. in a young child after being lifted by the hand or wrist. The condition is acutely painful, and the child will not willingly use the affected arm.Synonym: radial head subluxation
The subluxation can be readily reduced with closed manipulation.
tennis elbowSee: tennis elbow
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golfer's elbowInflammation of the tendon attachment at the bony prominence on the inner side of the lower end of the upper arm bone (humerus). A number of forearm muscles are inserted at this point and overuse, as in inept golf causes partial tearing or strain. ‘Tennis elbow’ is the same condition. Rest is essential.
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