The Elbow pp 25-32 | Cite as

Overload syndromes of the elbow

  • F. Postacchini
  • G. Cinotti
  • E. Adriani
  • M. Rosa
Part of the Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery book series (ORTHOP.SURGERY, volume 2)


Overload syndromes of the elbow are characterized by a series of conditions whose pathogenesis is directly or indirectly related to either excessive functional strain or repeated microtrauma. Some of these conditions affect periarticular musculotendinous structures such as the aponeuroses at the insertion points of the epicondylar and epi-trochlearis muscles, the distal biceps brachii tendon, and the triceps tendon. Diseases affecting the osteoarticular structures of the elbow feature purely articular clinical manifestations.


Radial Head Loose Body Osteochondritis Dissecans Lateral Epicondylitis Tennis Elbow 
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  • F. Postacchini
  • G. Cinotti
  • E. Adriani
  • M. Rosa

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