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  • Elbow Fusion Surgery

    While there are many methods to treat arthritis of the elbow, eventually the elbow may become so painful that fusion surgery or arthrodesis is recommended. What is an Elbow Fusion? Fusion eliminates pain by allowing the bones of the joint to grow together

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  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    Introduction Cubital tunnel syndrome affects the ulnar nerve where it crosses the inside edge of the elbow. The symptoms are very similar to the pain from hitting your funny bone. You are actually hitting the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow.

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  • Checking on My Elbow Replacement

    There have been many technological improvements to elbow joint implants. As with any implant, they do not last forever. A revision of the elbow implant may be required when there is artificial joint loosening from the bone or high grade plastic wear of the

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  • Types of Elbow Replacement Components

    There are two types of elbow implants: Linked (semi-constrained) or unlinked (unconstrained). With linked (semi-constrained) implants, the components of the implant are connected together. Orthopaedic physicians choose linked implants when the

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  • Tennis Elbow

    Lateral epicondylitis is sometimes referred to as tennis elbow, but you don’t have to play tennis to suffer from this condition. The backhand swing in tennis is a common activity that can cause the problem, but many other activities can result in lateral

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  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome

    Introduction With radial tunnel syndrome, the radial nerve is pinched when passing through a tunnel near the elbow. The symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of tennis elbow and there are very few helpful tests making it hard

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  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

    Introduction Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer’s elbow. This does not mean only golfers have this condition, but the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer’s elbow such

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  • The Anatomy of a Healthy Shoulder

    The shoulder joint is considered one of the most complex joints in the body. It consists of three bones: the scapula (shoulder blade socket), clavicle (collar bone) and humerus (upper arm bone). The shoulder joint is unique in that the ball of the upper

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  • Assistive Devices for Patients With Shoulder Arthritis Pain and Stiffness

    If you are suffering from shoulder arthritis, you may find it harder to perform everyday activities like reaching for items in your cabinets, driving, and getting dressed. You will find that there are many assistive devices available that can help you

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  • Diagnosis of Arthritis of the Shoulder

    The diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the shoulder begins with a complete history of the problem, followed by a physical examination of the shoulder. Your doctor will ask you about old injuries of the shoulder. He will ask about any other medical conditions

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