Also known as Swollen Elbow
Elbow swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of elbow swelling are bursitis, pyogenic skin infection, and fracture of the arm. Other possible causes, such as insect bite, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with elbow swelling, 89% report having elbow pain, 54% report having abnormal appearing skin, and 23% report having arm swelling.
Patients with elbow swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, incision and drainage, culture wound, arthrocentesis, orthopedic casting and injections and aspirations of muscles; tendons; bursa; joints and soft tissue .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with elbow swelling include clindamycin, cefadroxil, povidone iodine topical (betadine), indomethacin, clidinium (librax), aspirin / caffeine, pramoxine topical, leflunomide (arava), dicloxacillin, colesevelam (welchol), ketoprofen, cefepime and trimethoprim .
|Povidone Iodine Topical (Betadine)|
Groups of people at highest risk for elbow swelling include sex == male age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get elbow swelling.