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Related to golfers elbow: tennis elbow, Medial epicondylitis
An injury characterised by pain and tenderness of medial humeral epicondyle at the origin of the flexor tendons of the forearm
Management Rest, steroid injection if severe; amputation if intractable
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golfer's elbow

Medial 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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(el'bo?) [Old English. eln, forearm + boga, bend]
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The joint between the arm and forearm. See: illustration

Boston elbow

Boston arm.

golfer's elbow

Medial 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.

nursemaid's elbow

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.


The subluxation can be readily reduced with closed manipulation.

Synonym: radial head subluxation

tennis elbow

See: tennis elbow
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golfer's elbow

Inflammation 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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MATERIALS AND METHODS: 9 cases of golfers elbow were managed with intralesional steroid between August 2014 and April 2015.
The risk factors for golfers elbow are age 40 or older, performing repetitive activity at least two hours a day, obese and smoking.
Golfers Elbow: ``This is most commonly caused when golfers take too much of the grass off the turf when they are swinging, placing too much pressure on the elbow,'' Scott explains.