Korean J Sports Med.  2017 Sep;35(2):125-130. 10.5763/kjsm.2017.35.2.125.

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear Combined with Medial Epicondylitis of the Elbow

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Good Samsun Hospital, Busan, Korea. hljo88@hanmail.net

Abstract

Medial epicondylitis, also known as “golfer's elbow,” is a common overuse syndrome of the elbow and predominantly affects the origin of the common flexor tendon. We report two unique cases of medial epicondylitis complicated by chronic complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and common flexor tendon origin. Physical examination showed a focal huge swelling of medial epicondylar region of the dominant elbow and magnetic resonance imaging revealed complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and common flexor tendon and extravasation of intra-articular effusion. Satisfactory results were achieved with ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction and simultaneous repair of the common flexor tendon origin.

Keyword

Medial epicondylitis; Ulnar collateral ligament; Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction
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