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elbow

elbow  

The structures in and around the joint formed between the humerus of the upper arm and the ulna and radius of the forearm (see elbow joint).
elbow injury

elbow injury  

Damage to structures in and around the elbow. Elbow injuries require skilled help, particularly in children, because they can be permanently disabling. In sport, acute elbow injuries usually result ...
enthesopathy

enthesopathy  

(en-theez-op-ă-thi)any rheumatic disease resulting in inflammation of entheses. Ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and Reiter's disease are examples.
extracorporeal shock wave therapy

extracorporeal shock wave therapy  

The application of pulses of high-pressure sound two or three times per second through the skin. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) was first used to treat kidney stones, but researchers found ...
golfer's elbow

golfer's elbow  

(golf-erz)inflammation of the origin of the common flexor tendon on the medial epicondyle of the humerus, caused by overuse of the forearm muscles. Treatment is by rest, anti-inflammatory medication, ...
injury

injury  

Damage caused by an external force applied to the body resulting from intentional or unintentional means. The “force” may be physical, (e.g., direct penetrating or blunt trauma, heat, a chemical ...
repetitive strain injury

repetitive strain injury  

(RSI) (ri-pet-it-iv)pain in an upper limb associated with frequent repetition of a particular movement, usually related to keyboard usage. Symptoms often occur in the absence of clear signs, such as ...
tendinitis

tendinitis  

(ten-di-ny-tis)inflammation of a tendon. It occurs most commonly after excessive overuse but is sometimes due to bacterial infection (e.g. gonorrhoea) or a generalized rheumatic disease (e.g. ...
tennis

tennis  

Has been popular in Australia as a pastime and sport virtually since the game's invention in England in the 1870s. Australia has been a leading tennis nation for much of ...

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