Luke S. Oh, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Luke S. Oh

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Elbow osteochondritis dissecans

The Problem Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum results from repetitive loading of the lateral compartment of the elbow and can result in profound arthritis of the radiocapitellar joint if left untreated. Clinical Presentation OCD commonly affects athletes aged 11-21 years (average 12-14) who participate in sports where repetitive overload of the elbow is common,…

Evaluation and Management of Triceps Ruptures

The Problem Triceps tendon ruptures are relatively uncommon – when present they are most commonly associated with anabolic steroid use, weight lifting and laceration.Triceps ruptures have a tendency to be misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. Clinical Presentation Typically, an eccentric contraction injury mechanism is the cause; that is, an unintentional forced flexion of the elbow while the…

Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures: Acute and Chronic

The Problem Distal biceps ruptures have received increased exposure in the literature in recent years, perhaps as a result of increased incidence or a greater understanding of the importance of early diagnosis and management to achieve optimal results. Distal biceps ruptures are estimated to affect 1.2 per 100,000 persons per year. These injuries represent 10%…

Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries: Acute and Chronic

The Problem The sternoclavicular (SC) joint is the sole articulation providing continuity between the axial and appendicular skeleton of the upper extremity. Painless range of motion and stability of the joint are important in overall function of the shoulder girdle. It is a pivotal articulation capable of resisting compressive and tensile loads. Its articular surfaces…

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