MEDICAL CONDITIONS OF THE ELBOW
AT GUSTAVEL ORTHOPEDICS
You do not need to be a major league baseball pitcher to experience problems with your elbow. The nature of the joint and the planes of movement of the elbow make it prone to overuse injuries. Our clinic treats many different conditions that can occur in and around the elbow joint.
The elbow is a hinge joint made of three separate bones. The upper bone is the humerus. It is connected to the lower bones which include the radius and the ulna. The joint is surrounded by a capsule that is filled with synovial fluid. The elbow has a complex set of ligaments that work to stabilize the joint in flexion and extension as well as in pronation and supination. Prominent bony landmarks around the elbow include the medial and lateral epicondyles, the radial head and the olecranon.