Elbow sprains are commonly occurring injuries, yet they must be distinguished from other types of elbow injuries, such as fractures, dislocations, osteochondritis dissecans, growth plate injuries, congenital abnormalities, and common neurovascular injuries such as ulnar neuritis. A diagnosis of elbow sprain refers to an injury to either the medial or lateral ligament complexes of the elbow. The ligaments play important roles in maintaining elbow joint stability, particularly in the setting of functional movement such as throwing. For example, stresses across the medial ...

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