Your elbow joint is a joint made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus) and the two bones in your forearm (radius and ulna). There are bony bumps at the bottom of the humerus called epicondyles. The bony bump on the outside (lateral side) of the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle. Overhand throwing places extremely high stresses on the elbow. In baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes, these high stresses are repeated many times and can lead to serious overuse injury. Other injuries can occur after minor trauma or sometimes after a fall. These injuries can vary from minor muscle strains, ligament disruptions, articular lesions, instability, to severe arthritis. Your surgeons at Beach Orthopaedics Specialty Institute are fellowship trained in simple and complex elbow problems and can help guide you with different treatment options.
The video below can walk you through some of the common elbow injuries to help you understand conditions and their treatments.