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Elbow and Forearm


What 3 articulations make up the elbow? ulno-humeral, radio-capitellar and proximal radio-ulnar
What xrays do you order to assess elbow/forearm AP w/ arm extended andn lateral w/elbow flexed 90 degrees (comparison views in children)
Chronic pain: located 5 cm from lateral epicondyle w/o sensory or motor defects Radial Tunnel Syndrome
2 possible causes of chronic posterior elbow pain w/ swelling olecranon bursitis or spur
2 possible causes of medial epicondylar pain nerve entrapment or medial epicondylitis
Describe Cubital Tunnel Syndrom ulnar nerve entrapment; numbness/tingling over ulanr nerve distributions, + Tinel's at the ELBOW
What nerve is most commonly injured in elbow fractures? Ulnar nerve
Worse w/ wrist flexion and pronation medial epicondylitis
worse w/ extension and supination lateral epicondylitis
vascular ischemia leading to compromise or compartment syndrom vulcner's contracture
do you aspirate an olecranon brusa medially or laterally lateral (avoid the ulnar nerve)
Created by: mczarko