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Knowing some of the diseases from the elbow region

Elbow Pain in Toddlers

   Be careful when any next child slips near you, and with the greatest of good intentions try to pull the child by the arm trying to avoid a worse fall !!!! This stride reflects at the elbow, which causes the child to start crying and immediately stops wiggling the elbow, complaining of pain, causing a pathology known as Pulled Elbow. In this case there is a small dislocation (leaving the place) of the head of the radius at the height of the elbow, which with a discreet maneuver makes the pain disappear in the same fast way that it appeared !!!! It leaves no sequels and allows quick return to the child's movement, however seek medical service to perform this maneuver to place the child's elbow in place.

Swelling in the Elbow

   A large swelling in the posterior region of the elbow, which may or may not limit movement, has as its main diagnosis ELBOW´S BURSITIS (olecranon bursitis). Occur due to trauma, repetitive excoriation due to constant support at the elbow, accumulation of uric acid (GOTA) and infectious condition,. Initially treated with anti-inflammatory medication, immobilization, ice application and antibiotic (if necessary), but when nothing resolves this swelling, or it repeats constantly should be treated surgically.

Elbow Pain

    There are several causes for literally elbow pain, but the most common is pain in the lateral elbow, closely associated with the mobility of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hands, in the people and open bottles of soda. This condition, known as the tennis elbow, is an inflammation or lesion of the tendon origin that stretches the wrist and fingers (extensor muscles), and is called TENNIS ELBOW. The treatment of this pathology, most of the time, is carried out with the use of medication and physiotherapy, but is carried out for a long period. If there is no improvement with this method, we can perform local infiltrations, treatment with shock wave therapy (SWT) and surgery (open or arthroscopic) ..... At the first symptoms, seek your reliable orthopaedist because the earlier the treatment, the more recovery, but in some cases this recovery can be quite time consuming, even with correct treatment.

Distal Biceps Lesion

    During physical activity or after falling to the ground you feel a strong pain at the elbow, along with a high crack, remains painful when moving the elbow and notice a bulging in the arm, followed by a large hematoma at the elbow. YOU'VE JUST BREAKED THE DISTAL BICEPS TENDON, a sign of biceps rupture is the presence of the bulging in the arm, called the "popeye sign". The rupture is diagnosed by performing ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. It can be treated non-surgically (depending on your age, associated disease and how much you use your arm in the day-to-day) or surgical, performing new fixation of the tendon at the elbow. The main perception is the loss of strength in the forearm twist (example - when screwing something, or greeting people), when you feel these symptoms seek an orthopaedist for diagnosis and discuss the best treatment in your case.

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