Many people are affected by problems involving the elbow joint. Unfortunately, diseases involving this joint are very resistant to treatment and many treatment methods do not bring relief to the patient. Problems involving the elbow joint can result in pain when participating in sports, performing household activities, or even during minimal exertion – for example when lifting light objects. People struggling with pain should consider ultrasound examination. With the help of ultrasound the doctor will be able to specifically evaluate the magnitude of injury to the elbow joint and depending on the diagnosis, choose appropriate treatment methods, such as intrarticular or periarticular joint injection. Every case is supplemented with appropriately selected, individually tailored physical therapy.
Ultrasound of the elbow joint allows us to assess, among others, the common tendon of the wrist flexors and their origin at the lateral humoral epicondyle (so-called “tennis elbow”); common tendon of the wrist flexors and their origin on the medial humoral epicondyle (so-called “golfer’s elbow”); as well as tendons of triceps and biceps muscles along with their attachments to bone, cartilage, synovial membrane and nerves: ulnar, radial, median.
The ultrasound apparatus is also helpful during dynamic testing elbow and allows for a more precise assessment of its structures in real-time. This allows us to assess stability of the joint, rotational movements of the radial head, or conditions involving interpositioning of the synovial membrane, which are often the cause of pain.