Elbow and Forearm Injuries

Injuries to the elbow and forearm can result from acute trauma as well as overuse. Acute traumatic injuries, such as fractures and dislocations, usually result from a fall on an outstretched hand/arm (FOOSH). In children, forearm fractures account for greater than 50% of all fractures in the pediatric age-group. Acute injuries can occur in any sport where falls on the outstretched hand are common, including basketball, football, soccer, and track-and-field events.

Overuse injuries of the elbow and forearm are common in sports that use the upper ...

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