Musculoskeletal Tests, Elbow

These musculoskeletal tests are used to diagnose common injuries around the elbow. The most common problems around the elbow include atraumatic, repetitive, overuse injuries such as lateral epicondylosis, medial epicondylosis, or ulnar neuropathy, usually caused by traction, friction, or compression of the nerve. Traumatic injuries usually involve a fall on the outstretched hand and include fractures and dislocations or the elbow. The radial head fracture is the most common. The elbow typically dislocates posteriorly. Finally, the disorder known as thrower's elbow presents a ...

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