Aaron Jay Yang, Nitin B. Jain

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Examination of the elbow joint requires careful examination of the shoulder and neck as well as the wrist joint as pain can be referred to the elbow from both of these locations. The elbow joint is a synovial joint that allows flexion and extension. There are no intra-articular ligaments that stabilize the elbow joint and the majority of stability of the elbow joint arises from surrounding ligaments, muscles, joint capsule, and bony articulation. The elbow articulations are made up of the ulnohumeral and radiohumeral joint. The most common musculoskeletal condition that is encountered around the elbow is an overuse syndrome related to excessive wrist extension known as lateral epicondylosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPain Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationAn Essential Review
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319431338
ISBN (Print)9783319431314
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cozen’s test
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Lateral epicondylosis
  • Maudsley’s test
  • Medial epicondylosis
  • Mill’s test
  • Radiohumeral joint
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Ulnohumeral joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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