Introduction

Valgus extension overload syndrome is one entity within a spectrum of elbow injuries seen most commonly in competitive baseball pitchers and to a lesser extent in other throwing athletes, such as football quarterbacks and javelin throwers. The term valgus extension overload (VEO) is commonly associated with medial compartment distraction, lateral compartment compression, and posterior compartment impingement. This spectrum of elbow injuries has been well documented.1-14 One of the most common ways that VEO presents is with pain secondary to impingement in the posteromedial olecranon and medial aspect of the trochlea. The impingement produces degenerative changes in the posterior compartment of the elbow as a result of forces placed on the elbow during repetitive throwing or during participation in sports requiring similar motions. The abnormalities produced in the posterior compartment of the elbow are the subject of this chapter.

History, physical examination, and radiographic studies are used to make the diagnosis of VEO. The treatment of this disorder requires an in-depth understanding of throwing biomechanics, elbow anatomy, arthroscopic techniques, and rehabilitation and conditioning protocols. The surgeon who treats this lesion can expect good results with arthroscopic techniques combined with an aggressive and progressive rehabilitation program.

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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