Elbow arthritis

Elbow arthritis

The elbow joint is formed between the lower end of the upper arm bone and the upper ends of the two bones in the forearm.  The joint is designed to allow the elbow to bend and straighten and the forearm to twist to allow the palm of the hand to face upwards and downwards.  Arthritis […]

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Subacromial bursa

Subacromial bursa

The subacromial bursa sits like a flattened balloon containing fluid under the hard cap of bone (the acromion) at the shoulder, where it acts to lubricate shoulder movement and to protect the tendons lying underneath in the ‘subacromial’ space.

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Acromioclavicular joint pain

Acromioclavicular joint pain

Acromioclavicular joint pain The acromioclavicular joint sits at the top of the shoulder and is formed where the collar bone (clavicle) meets the bony prominence (acromion process) that sweeps upwards from the shoulder blade.  A fall directly onto the shoulder or landing on an outstretched arm while playing squash, for example, can jar the joint […]

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