n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Common elbow conditions

Volume 29, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Most elbow conditions result from chronic repetitive overuse injuries. Not only are they seen in sporting activities but are common in recreational and occupation-related activities. Although tennis elbow is the commonest condition, there are other conditions that we should be aware of. Most conditions can be diagnosed with a careful history and thorough examination. The surface anatomy and subcutaneous nature of the elbow joint lends itself to accurate localisation of sites of tenderness and ease of localisation of the pathology.

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