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Arm/Elbow

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Normal Anatomy of the Elbow

The arm in the human body is made up of three bones that join together to form a hinge joint called the elbow. The upper arm bone or humerus connects from the shoulder to the elbow, forming the top of the hinge joint. The lower arm or forearm consists of two bones, the radius and the ulna.

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition characterized by the compression of the ulnar nerve in an area of the elbow called the cubital tunnel.

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common name used for lateral epicondylitis, an overuse injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that attach to the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). It is a painful condition that occurs from repeated muscle contractions at the forearm, leading to inflammation and micro-tears in the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle.

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Rupture of the Biceps Tendon

The biceps muscle is located in the front of your upper arm. It helps in bending your elbow, rotating your forearm and maintaining stability of the shoulder joint. It has two tendons, one of which attaches it to the shoulder bone (proximal biceps tendon) and the other attaches it to the elbow (distal biceps tendon). 

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Elbow Fractures

Three bones, the humerus, radius and ulna, make up the elbow joint. Elbow fractures may occur from trauma due to various reasons such as a fall on an outstretched arm, a direct blow to the elbow or an abnormal twist to the joint beyond its functional limit. 

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Biceps Tendon Repair

The biceps muscle is located in front of your upper arm. It helps in bending your elbow as well as rotating your forearm and maintaining stability in the shoulder joint. The biceps muscle has two tendons, one of which attaches to the bone in the shoulder and the other attaches at the elbow.

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Elbow Arthroscopy

Elbow arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery is performed to evaluate and treat several elbow conditions through tiny incisions.

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Elbow Joint Replacement

Elbow joint replacement, also referred to as total elbow arthroplasty, is an operative procedure to relieve symptoms of arthritis that have not responded to non-surgical treatments.

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Broken Arm

The forearm is made up of 2 bones, namely the radius and ulna. The primary function of your forearm is rotation i.e., the ability to turn your palms up and down. The fracture of the forearm affects the ability to rotate your arm, as well as bend and straighten the wrist and elbow. The fracture of the radius or ulna requires a strong force and is most commonly seen in adults. In most of the cases, both bones are broken during a forearm fracture.

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