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Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken elbow?: Treatment if broken (fractured) elbows depends on the bones injured and the type of injury. Some injuries may be treated without surgery. Other injuries will require opening the elbow, lining up the broken fragments, and fixing then with metal hardware. In some cases a portion if the elbow may need to be replaced with artificial part. ...Read more
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