The elbow is a joint that functions as a hinge and also allows for rotation of your forearm. It is composed of three bones: the radial head and proximal ulna (upper part of your forearm) as well as the distal humerus (lower part of your arm). There are several muscles that attach around your elbow to allow it to flex and extend as well as allow your forearm to rotate. There are many problems that can affect the elbow that range from degenerative changes and inflammation of tendons (tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow), tendon ruptures (the biceps and triceps), fractures, instability and arthritis. Some problems can be resolved with conservative management while others may require surgery that ranges from arthroscopic procedure to fracture fixation to joint replacement.
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