Sports Trauma: Elbow

  • Sebastian Siebenlist
  • Lucca Lacheta
  • Christine L. Redmond
  • Gregory I. BainEmail author


Athletes involved in sporting activities can suffer acute injuries or can develop overuse injuries that affect the elbow. Falls onto the outstretched hand, sudden loading, or direct trauma can result in elbow dislocation, fracture, or tendon rupture. Athletes involved in sports that involve repetitive motion, such as throwing, hitting balls, or lifting weights repeatedly, can develop chronic overuse of supporting ligaments and musculotendinous structures around the elbow.


Elbow dislocation Elbow instability Distal biceps tendon rupture Distal triceps tendon rupture Capitellar osteochondritis dissecans Olecranon stress fracture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Siebenlist
    • 1
  • Lucca Lacheta
    • 1
  • Christine L. Redmond
    • 2
  • Gregory I. Bain
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Sports MedicineTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.RAP Division, SALHN, SA HealthUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryFlinders University, Flinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia

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