Arm and Elbow Injuries

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Broken Arm FracturesThe arm is a very complicated structure and is capable of lifting and carrying great amounts of weight and bending in all types of directions. We rely heavily on our arms. Our arms play a major role in helping us perform some of our basic daily functions. They also allows us to swing a golf club, shoot a basketball and perform some of the many other activities that rely on the arms.

The arm consists of three bones, two joints and several muscles, tendons and nerves. All these parts play an important role in helping the arm function. Without the proper care or treatment an injury to one area can result in complications that will affect to entire arm.

Arm injuries are common in certain types of accidents, especially when force is involved and the person tries to brace themselves for a fall or in a vehicle accident.  Sudden, violent force, or even twisting, can cause fractures, soft tissue damage, as well as torn muscles, tendons, and compression on nerves.

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If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical expenses and other direct costs associated with the accident including lost income and future loss of income if you are unable to work.

We have prepared this section to help you understand more about the various types of arm and elbow injuries caused by accidents, their serious nature, and types of treatments.  To learn more about specific types of accidents that can lead to arm / elbow injuries:

Upper Arm

The humerus bone is located in the upper arm and it is the largest bone in the arm. The top of the humerus (proximal humerus of humeral head) unites with the shoulder to form the shoulder joint. The biceps is a muscle located in the upper arm. One biceps tendon connects the muscle to the forearm and two biceps tendons connect the muscle to the shoulder. The biceps helps stabilize the elbow and shoulder and allows the arm to bend the arm at the elbow and rotate the forearm.

Lower Arm

The bottom of the humerus (distal humerus or humeral head) connects to two forearm bones. The bottom of the humerus (distal humerus) connects with the top of the radius forearm bone (proximal radius or radial head) and the top of ulna forearm bone (also known as the olecranon). These three structures united to form the elbow joint. The ulnar nerve and tendon run along the ulnar bone. Injury to the ulna bone can cause ulnar nerve damage and ulnar tendon injuries.

The following are some of the most common arm and elbow injuries:

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