Degenerative changes in the elbow of throwing athletes have interested researchers for the past 60 years. Waris13 credited Heiss and Baetzner with recognizing radiographic changes in the elbows of throwing athletes as early as the 1930s, and in 1946 he correlated the clinical findings with the radiographic features of elbow abnormalities in overhead throwing athletes in his study on javelin throwers. Bennett5 is credited with first describing specific injuries in the pitcher's elbow in 1941. In addition, he anecdotally reported the successful removal of loose bodies and the return of the athletes to competition. In 1959, he described spurs in the posterior compartment that he believed were part of the spectrum of lesions he had noted 18 years earlier.6 King et al.10 pointed out that about 50% of baseball pitchers have flexion contractures and 30% have cubitus valgus deformity. They coined the term medial elbow stress syndrome. Their description of the olecranon osteophyte and medial olecranon fossa hypertrophy leading to impingement is similar to VEO as it is recognized today. Slocum11 recognized the repetitive stresses that were placed on the elbow during pitching and the associated clinical and radiographic changes that result from these stresses. He categorized these changes into three types of abnormalities: medial tension overload, lateral compression, and extensor mechanism overload. In 1983, Wilson et al. published their first article on the open treatment of VEO in which they described confirmed success with surgical treatment and return of athletes to their premorbid level of competition.14

Cure Tennis Elbow Without Surgery

Cure Tennis Elbow Without Surgery

Everything you wanted to know about. How To Cure Tennis Elbow. Are you an athlete who suffers from tennis elbow? Contrary to popular opinion, most people who suffer from tennis elbow do not even play tennis. They get this condition, which is a torn tendon in the elbow, from the strain of using the same motions with the arm, repeatedly. If you have tennis elbow, you understand how the pain can disrupt your day.

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