Results from destruction of articular surface between radiocapitellar and ulnotrochlear joints
Characterized by pain and loss of motion, with swelling and instability in later stages
Pain and stiffness are primary presenting complaints.
Assess timing and location of pain.
Assess limitations of range of motion (flexion, extension, and rotation).
Assess patient's funct...
Initial treatment depends on underlying etiology, degree of pain, and functional limitation.
Goals of treatment are to improve function and strength.
Nonsurgical treatment pref...
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis should undergo x-rays ...
M13.829 Other specified arthritis, unspecified elbow
M19.029 Primary osteoarthritis, unspecified elbow
M06.829 Other specified rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified elbow
M12.529 Traumatic arthrop...
Elbow arthritis is relatively uncommon.
Typical causes include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and posttraumatic arthritis.
Treatment is determined by etiology, severity of symptom...
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