This article describes a quick and effective assessment process for elbow pain that can be carried out in just 10 minutes. Although tendinopathy accounts for the elbow pain of most patients seen in the primary care setting, there are many other possible causes. This article covers the causes of pain at the different areas of the elbow, the mechanical injuries associated with certain sports as well as history taking, examination, investigations and management. It is accompanied by 14 tables and figures that will help you to make a detailed and accurate diagnosis for your patient.
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Professor Adam Watts is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon, with a special interest in wrist and elbow surgery, and also orthopaedic trauma.
After graduating from London University in 1997 He trained in London and completed specialist training in Edinburgh. His fellowship training in Hand and Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgery was in Adelaide, Australia and Wrightington Hospital, England.
Professor Watts specialises in arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery, joint replacement and trauma reconstruction surgery. His research areas include anatomy, elbow replacement and elbow instability, wrist and forearm trauma reconstruction.
Professor Watts is visiting Professor at Manchester University where he supervises a number of PhD projects. He is Research coordinator for the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington and has published widely in peer-review journals on orthopaedic surgery, primarily of the hand and upper limb. He is convenor of the Wrightington Tips and Tricks in Elbow Surgery Course and Wrightington Cadaveric Elbow, Hand and Wrist Trauma Course.
This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
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Dr Alejandro Badia studied physiology at Cornell University and obtained his medical degree at NYU, where he also trained in orthopaedics. A hand fellowship at Alleghany General Hospital in Pittsburgh was followed by an AO trauma fellowship in Freiburg, Germany.
In 2008, Dr Badia created the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, in Florida, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb encompassing the Surgery Centre at Doral, OrthoNOW walk in clinic, rehab centre, an imaging facility and more recently, franchised OrthoNOW, the only orthopedic urgent care chain in the world.
Dr Badia runs an active international hand fellowship, serves on the editorial board of two hand journals, and previously organized a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons /therapists that is devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty held at the world renowned Miami Anatomical Research Centre (MARC) — the world's largest surgical cadaveric training lab — which Dr Badia co-founded in 2005.
He is a founding member of the American Hand Institute, a think tank and medical device start-up company focused on minimally invasive solutions to hand, wrist and elbow pathology.
Dr Badia was previously the worldwide president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH), was named to 100 Latinos Miami, and was featured on the Hispanic Entrepreneur website. He is a member of multiple national subspecialty medical societies (AAOS, ASSH, AAHS), honorary member of more than 10 international hand surgery and arthroscopy associations, and served as honoured professor at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Course in 2012.
He can be easily reached via www.drbadia.com, a patient education portal and website for hand surgeon academic exchange, or via (305) 227-HAND at the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center or at OrthoNOW, (305) 537-7272 www.OrthoNOWcare.com.
As a consultant hand, wrist and elbow surgeon, Mr David Hargreaves treats a wide range of degenerative and traumatic conditions in adults and children. He specialises in minimal access surgery.
Mr Hargreaves studied at Middlesex Hospital Medical School and undertook his surgical training at Kings College Hospital and St Mary's. He completed a Hand Fellowship in Sydney, Australia with Clinical Fellowships at the Mayo Clinic, USA, and Schultess Clinic, Zurich.
Mr Hargreaves has a special interest in arthroscopic procedures of wrist and elbow and research interests include wrist instability and elbow injuries. A keen amateur sportsman himself (golf, tennis coach, sailing and skiing), Mr Hargreaves understands the importance of technical excellence. He has developed an expertise in the management of sports injuries of the upper limb from a wide range of sports, including international cricket, hockey, rugby, football, sailing and golf. He also has experience with the management of musicians and performing artists, and fully recognises the importance they place on manual dexterity.
Mr Hargreaves' recent and current appointments include Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Society of Surgery of the Hand and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.
Mr David Stanley is a consultant elbow and shoulder surgeon based in Sheffield UK. He trained in Orthopaedics and Trauma in Plymouth, undertook a registrar training programme in Sheffield and then did a Fellowship in Sydney Australia.
His main interest is elbow disorders and he enjoys treating complex trauma and elective elbow problems. He receives referrals from all parts of the UK. He has more than 50 peer reviewed publications of which the majority are on the elbow.
In addition to his commitment to provide the highest quality of patient care, he is also passionate about training future Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has edited and written two textbooks on the elbow and for the last ten years has organised an International Elbow Meeting in Sheffield with speakers participating from America, Australia and Europe.
Mr Stanley has recently completed a 3 year Chairmanship of the Intercollegiate Examination Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery which is the body responsible for examining Orthopaedic Surgeons in training prior to them becoming consultants. He is on the European Board of Orthopaedics and Trauma (EBOT) and is also Shadow Chairman for the new International Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
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