Because of the popularity of sports participation, sports physical therapists must recognize in the athlete the many clinical conditions that occur about the elbow. The purpose of this paper is to present the most common elbow problems that an athlete may encounter and to provide information to facilitate recognition of elbow pathology. This information is essential before initiating treatment. An attempt is made to include sprains, strains, neuropathies, dislocations, fractures, contusions, vascular insults, and skin problems in the distal humerus, elbow, and proximal forearm of both the immature and mature athlete. Comprehension of the mechanism of injury aids clinical evaluation and rehabilitation and enhances early return to activity.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1993;17(6):289-295.
Key Words: overload injuries, elbow, nerve entrapment