Medial epicondylitis

Background

  • Overuse syndrome affecting the wrist and digit flexors
  • Also seen in pitchers and rock-climbers
  • Also known as "Golfer's elbow"

Clinical Features

Simulation showing injury
  • TTP over medial epicondyle and pain with forced flexion and pronation of forearm/wrist
  • Ulnar neuropathy may develop (given proximity of ulnar nerve to medial epicondyle)

Differential Diagnosis

Elbow Diagnoses

Radiograph-Positive

Radiograph-Negative

Pediatric

Management

  • Conservative: rest, ice, NSAIDs, immobilization (often via counterforce brace)

Disposition

  • Outpatient management

See Also

Elbow Diagnoses

References