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Glossary for Elbow conditions

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  • Brachydactyly -- elbow, wrist dysplasia: A very rare syndrome characterized by elbow and wrist abnormalities and short end bones of fingers.
  • Bruck syndrome, 2: A very rare syndrome characterized primarily by limited joint extension (congenital contractures), weak fragile bones and webbed skin at elbows and knees.
  • Dislocation: Bone dislocated from a joint
  • Elbow Arthritis: Inflammation of the elbow joint. The inflammation can be the result of such things as degenerative joint disease, gout, infection, trauma and autoimmune conditions.
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis: A form of arthritis where the cartilage which cushions the bones in the elbow joint as they move against each other, becomes progressively degraded and damaged. This causes problems such as pain, stiffness and impaired movement. Pain is not present in all cases however, with some patients imply suffering joint stiffness. Primary osteoarthritis occurs as the person ages but results from repetitive use and/or high mechanical stress on the joint. It is not a direct result of the aging process. Secondary osteoarthritis is the result of such things as injury to the joint, joint infection, obesity, ligament damage, joint overuse, hormonal problems, pregnancy and various other conditions. Family history seem to play a factor in developing the condition.
  • Elbow deformity: Distortion of the elbow joint - may bevacquired or congenital in nature.
  • Elbow injury: An injury that affects the elbow
  • Elbow pain: Pain or discomfort at the elbow
  • Elbow redness: Redness of the elbow - often due to inflammation or infection.
  • Elbow sprain: Damage to ligaments in the elbow.
  • Elbow swelling: A swelling located on the elbow
  • Epicondylitis: Elbow injury from repeated movements.
  • Golfer's elbow: Elbow and forearm disorder from repeated motions
  • Hairy elbows: A rare condition where the elbows become progressively hairy until about 5 years of age and then slowly disappears. Short stature appears to be associated in the some of the few cases reported.
  • Hairy elbows syndrome: A familial anomaly involving excess hair growth in the elbow area.
  • Joint injury -- elbow: An injury to the elbow which is the joint between the upper and lower arm. Severity of symptoms varies depending on the type and severity of the injury and often the primary symptom is pain. An elbow injury can involve damage to the bones, ligaments or other tissues of the joint. The injury may be acute (e.g. trauma) or chronic (e.g. overuse).
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Lower limb conditions: Any medical condition affecting the lower limbs, i.e. the legs, knees, feet, etc..
  • Olecranon bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled sac at the pointy end of the elbow. The inflammation can result from trauma to the elbow, infection or chronic injury which can result from frequently resting on the elbows.
  • Pseudohermaphroditism, female -- skeletal anomalies: A rare disorder characterized by skeletal anomalies and ambiguous female genitals with female gonads.
  • Psoriasis on Eblows and Knees: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Psoriasis on the elbows and/or knees is very common.
  • Pterygium syndrome, antecubital: A very rare malformation characterized by a web of tissue that develops at the elbow and prevents the arm from extending fully.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Samson-Gardner syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by premature fusion of skull bones, small skull, elbow fusion and thumb abnormalities. There is also an abnormal sack of fluid between the brain and the skull.
  • Stiff elbow: Stiffness of the elbow joint
  • Tennis elbow: Elbow and forearm disorder from repeated motions
  • Turner-mongolism polysyndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by webbed neck, elbow abnormalities and infantilism.
  • Van De Berghe Dequeker syndrome: A syndrome characterised by abnormalities of the arms.


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