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Medial Epicondylitis eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Medial epicondylitis, also called golfer's elbow, was first described in 1882 by Henry J. Morris in the The Lancet. This condition is an overuse syndrome that is characterized by pain at the flexor-pronator tendinous origin and is seen in sports activities with repetitive valgus stress, flexion, and pronation, such as occurs in golf, baseball, tennis, fencing, and swimming. This condition is also seen with occupations that require hand, wrist, and forearm motions. The flexor carpi radialis and the pronator teres are commonly involved at the insertion of the medial epicondyle; however, the flexor digitorum superficialis and the flexor carpi ulnaris are less likely to be involved. Ulnar neuropathy may be associated in approximately 50% of cases.
Synonyms and related keywords: golfer's elbow, golf elbow, tendinosis, elbow pain, angiofibroblastic degeneration
Alfoso, Kishner & Laborde 2007

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Author/Contact: Alfoso, Kishner & Laborde
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