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Elbow Injuries: Types, Therapy Options, Common Surgeries

By:Rob S Williams, MD February 20, 2017 elbow injuries



The elbow joint is a synovial (fluid-filled) hinge joint with several important functions: moving your hand toward and away from your body, rotating your forearm, and flexing and extending the arm (bending and straightening the elbow). To make all this movement happen, your joint consists of bones, cartilage, ligaments, and fluid. Any one of these can be harmed from overuse, leading to injury.

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