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What is "tennis elbow"?
Lateral epicondylosis
What is the characteristic presentation of tennis elbow?
Pain over lateral elbow and forearm
Which nerve palsy mimics peripheral epicondylosis?
Posterior interosseous nerve (PIN)
How do you test for peripheral epicondylosis?
Resisted wrist extension with elbow extended
What is the surgical treatment for lateral epicondylosis?
Surgical excision of diseased tendon
• Which bone is the olecranon part of?
o Ulna
• What physical exam finding is characteristic of an olecranon fracture?
o Loss of active extension of the forearm at the elbow
• How do you treat a non-displaced olecranon fracture?
o Cast/sling
• How do you treat a displaced olecranon fracture?
o Tension-band construct or ORIF
• What’s the usual treatment for a distal humerus fracture in a young patient?
o ORIF
• What’s the usual treatment for a distal humerus fracture in an elderly patient?
o Elbow replacement
• What is a supracondylar fracture?
o Fracture of the distal humerus proximal to the epicondyles
• Which patient group is most at risk for a supracondylar fracture?
Children
What is the most common direction of elbow dislocation?
Almost always posterior
What is the usual treatment for an elbow dislocation?
Reduction in the OR

Splint to protect for 1-2 weeks