The Popping Elbow / Unstable Elbow / Elbow Posterolateral Instability

The Popping Elbow Some patients complain of elbow instability. Elbow instability is a “looseness” in the elbow joint that may cause the joint to catch, jam, pop, or slide out of place during certain arm movements. It most often occurs as a result of an injury — typically, a previous elbow dislocation. This type of … Continue reading

Radial Head Replacement

Radial Head Fractures Radial head fractures are among the most common elbow fractures occurring in up to 20% of all elbow injuries. 30% have associated soft tissue or other bony injuries e..g. ulnar fractures Mechanism of injury Radial head fractures occur because of:     fall on outstretched hand     forearm in pronated position     axial … Continue reading

Golfer’s Elbow – Surgical Treatment for the Recalcitrant Cases

Golfer’s elbow refers to pain on the inner aspect (medial epicondyle) of the elbow. It is different from tennis’s elbow where the pain in on the outer aspect (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow. The pain is situated at the bony bump on the inner aspect of the elbow where the flexor tendons of the forearm … Continue reading

An Arthroscopic (Key-hole) Treatment of Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is a common cause of lateral sided elbow pain. Contrary to the given name, many sufferers of tennis elbow do not necessarily play tennis. The diagnosis is usually straight forward. The area of the tennis elbow pain can be identified with one finger and it is usually on the outer bony prominence of … Continue reading

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative treatment that uses the body’s own cells to relieve pain and promote accelerated, long-lasting healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions. Type of Injuries where PRP Can Help Although PRP therapy has been used safely in dentistry for over twenty years, recent advancements have revolutionized the … Continue reading

Elbow Pain – Is It Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is a common condition causing pain around the elbow.  Patients need not be tennis players but they do complain of pain on the outer aspect of the elbow.  It is considered a type of overuse injury to the common extensor tendon of the forearm. Signs Pain is usually … Continue reading