Elbow

Curriculum

Basic Science (Regional)

Anatomy

Anatomy of the elbow region and related structures Surgical approaches to the elbow and arthroscopic access

Physiology

Physiology of nerve function around the elbow

Pathology

Compressive neurological problems around the elbow
Instability around the elbow
Inflammatory, degenerative and infective conditions of the elbow Causes of elbow stiffness

Deformity

Acquired and developmental deformity around the elbow Pain
The painful elbow

Biomechanics & Biomaterials

Biomechanics of the elbow Biomechanics of elbow arthroplasty

Investigations

Radiological investigations to assess the elbow Diagnostic and guided injections
Examination under anaesthetic and arthroscopy Neurophysiology in elbow orders

Assessments

History and examination of the elbow including special clinical tests

Treatments

Operative

Arthroplasty of the elbow
Arthroscopy of the elbow
Ligamentous instability
Entrapment neuropathy
Degenerative and inflammatory arthritis Soft tissue conditions
The rheumatoid elbow

Non-operative

Rehabilitation of the elbow Orthoses
Complications
Management of the failed arthroplasty and soft tissue surgery