Austin Ramme

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Evaluation and Management of Elbow Osteoarthritis

The Problem The elbow is a modified hinge joint that consists of one synovial lining, 2 degrees of freedom (flexion-extension and pronation-supination), and three articulating surfaces (ulnotrochlear, radiocapitellar, and proximal radioulnar). While the elbow is a non-weightbearing joint, it withstands high stresses with daily activity all transmitted through a small surface area. With normal activities…

Olecranon Bursitis

The Problem The human body has 140 bursae which are synovial sacs that allow gliding between tissue layers with minimal friction. Bursae are susceptible to damage by pressure, trauma, infection, and inflammatory conditions. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa which leads to pain and swelling. The olecranon bursa is the most superficial bursa in the…

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