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  • humerus
  • The ulnar collateral ligament ( UCL or internal lateral ligament ) is a thick triangular band at the medial aspect of the elbow uniting the distal aspect of the humerus to the proximal aspect of the ulna . (wikipedia.org)
  • medial
  • Acute or chronic disruption and/or attenuation of the ulnar collateral ligament often result in medial elbow pain, valgus instability, neurologic deficiency, and impaired throwing performance. (wikipedia.org)
  • posterior
  • The most prominent features of the elbow is the protrusion at the back (posterior) which is formed by the olecranon process of the ulnar and the pit of the elbow in the front (anterior) known as the cubital fossa. (healthhype.com)
  • tumor
  • A lump in the area may be due to an abscess, tumor, bleeding within the joint (hemarthrosis) or even swollen lymph nodes. (healthhype.com)
  • symptoms
  • If, however, there are mechanical symptoms of clicking, locking, and catching, immediate surgical management must be considered as prolonged presence of loose bodies within the joint can lead to further articular damage. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Paralysis and significant joint deformity are serious symptoms that require immediate medical attention. (healthhype.com)
  • Treatments
  • Elbow joint replacement surgery is an option that your surgeon may recommend if your overall health is good and you have not had success with conservative treatments options. (fondren.com)
  • surgical
  • Rather than open arthrotomy of the joint, arthroscopic removal of the loose bodies has gained significant popularity as it significantly reduces surgical morbidity and allows for a more rapid return to function. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • injections
  • Elbow joint replacement surgery may be recommended by your surgeon for the treatment of severe arthritis that has not responded to conservative treatment options such as medications or steroid injections. (fondren.com)
  • Surgery
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) will begin soon after surgery and continue for about 3 months to regain full range of motion of the elbow joint. (fondren.com)