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1

• Can be inflamed by friction… • Can become seeded by bacteria
• Typically staph aureus
• Typically due to local abrasion

bursitis

2

student elbow

friction induced bursitis
- does not go away, usually

3

About 30% of elbow fractures in adults
occur in the _____ head.

radial

4

irreversible contractures of the flexor
muscles of the hand to ischemic
processes in the forearm.

Volkmann Contracture

5

elbow dislocations go in what direction 90% of the time

posteriorly

6

mechanism of injury seen in posterior
dislocations of the elbow

fall onto an extended abducted arm

7

with any dislocation, have to check...

neurovascular competency

8

what muscle/ligaments is most likely to be affected in dislocatoin

- brachialis
- Medial and lateral instabilities may result if
collaterals are trashed.