The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), also called medial collateral ligament, is located on the inside of the elbow and connects the ulna bone to the humerus bone. It is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the elbow, especially with overhead activities such as throwing and pitching.
Rupture of the distal bicep tendon is a relatively uncommon injury that may have important consequences regarding the strength and function of the arm. Most of these occur in the dominant extremity of male patients between the ages of thirty and sixty years. About 1 distal biceps tendon rupture occurs for every 100,000 patients per year with the average age in the late forties. Almost 90% of cases occur in the dominant arm. In general, most complete distal biceps tendon ruptures are recommended to be repaired as they will leave the patient with a strength deficit.
Acute ruptures of the distal triceps tendon are a relatively rare injury. These injuries generally occur in middle aged men after forceful elbow extension. Triceps tendon rupture is more frequent in those between 30 and 50 years of age, and is twice as frequent in males. In general, tears of >50% of the tendon insertion are treated surgically. Various repair methods have been described in the literature with the aim of restoring the normal tendon footprint insertion. These repair methods include use of transosseous bone tunnels with nonabsorbable suture.
The elbow is a complex joint of the upper limb formed by the articulation of the long bone of the upper arm or humerus and the two bones of the forearm, namely, radius and ulna. It is one of the important joints of the upper limb and is involved in basic movements such as flexion and extension of the upper limb and rotation of the forearm.
The goal of tennis elbow surgery is to remove the diseased tissue around the outer elbow, improve blood supply to the area, and alleviate the patient’s symptoms.
Elbow arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is performed through tiny incisions to evaluate and treat several elbow conditions.
Elbow contracture refers to a stiff elbow with limited range of motion. It is a common complication following elbow surgery, fractures, dislocations and burns.
Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a surgical technique employed for the treatment of a fracture to stabilize and heal a broken bone not amenable to non-surgical conservative treatment.