Bryan G. Beutel

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Lateral Epicondylitis, Evaluation and Management

The Problem Lateral epicondylitis – better known as “tennis elbow” – is a tendinosis of common attachment of the forearm extensor tendons (extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB), extensor digitorum, extensor digiti minimi, and extensor carpi ulnaris). It is a commonly seen source of lateral elbow pain in adult patients in their 5th and 6th decades…

Septic Arthritis of the Elbow

The Problem The elbow is the third most commonly infected joint, after the knee and hip, representing 10 – 15% of septic joint cases. Predisposing risk factors for septic arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, IV drug use, steroid administration, HIV, malignancy, and advanced age. Bacterial seeding of the joint may occur through…

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