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BORT Dual-Tension Elbow Support | Chronic | post-traumatic |  post-operative | irritations of soft tissues | in the area of the elbow joint | articular effusion | sprain | arthrosis | contusion | L3701 |
Dual-Tension Elbow Support
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The Bort Dual-Tension Elbow Support provides compression and support needed for patients with elbow injuries. This elbow is designed with seamless rounded knitted fabric to fit comfortably.

BORT Dual-Tension Elbow Support with Lateral Splints | Chronic | post-traumatic |  post-operative | irritations of soft tissues | in the area of the elbow joint | articular effusion | sprain | arthrosis | contusion |
BORT Dual-Tension Elbow Support with Lateral Splints
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The Bort Dual-Tension Elbow Support provides compression along with lateral splints for added support needed for patients with elbow injuries.

BORT Stabilo® Epicondylitis Strap with Ulnar Relief | Epicondylitis | chronic or recurrent epicondylopathy | tendopathies | overstraining | tennis elbow | golf elbow |
BORT Stabilo Epicondylitis Strap with Ulnar Relief
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The Bort Stabilo Epicondylitis Strap with Ulnar Relief is uniquely designed to relieve the ulnar & and or the radial epicondyle. Easy to wear and padded for comfort.

BORT EpiBasic® | Elbow | Chronic | post-traumatic or post-operative irritations | elbow join | Epicondylitis (acute and chronic) | tendomyopathy |
BORT EpiBasic
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The Bort EpiBasic elbow compression support is ideal and comfortable to wear if you are experiencing acute or chronic elbow joint irritation, the brace includes two structured silicone pads that provide intermittent massage.

BORT KubiTal® Elbow Padded Support | Chronic post-traumatic | post-operative irritations of soft tissues in the area of the elbow joint |  compression of the nervus ulnaris at elbow | (sulcus ulnaris syndrome/cubital tunnel syndrom |
BORT KubiTal Elbow Padded Support
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The Bort KubiTal Elbow Padded Support is a silicone padded elbow support.

BORT Select EpiPlus®| Elbow | Chronic | post-traumatic or post-operative irritations | elbow join | Epicondylitis (acute and chronic) | tendomyopathy | A9270 |
BORT Select EpiPlus
Our Price: $77.99

The Bort EpiPlus elbow is a high quality elbow brace with an additional Stabilo-strap, the brace includes two structured silicone pads that provide intermittent massage. The material and structure of the brace combined offers complete comfort to each individual.

BORT KubiFX Long | Pre-operative | post-operative | post-traumatic | proximal sulcus ulnaris syndrome | insertional tendinopathy | epicondylitis | post-bursectomy conditions | L3764 | L3763 |
BORT KubiFX Long
Our Price: $134.99

The Bort KubiFX Long elbow brace is designed to immobilize the Elbow and Forearm.

   
 

Elbow Injuries: General Info

Its only when you have an injured elbow that you realize how often you use that joint, and how hard it is to avoid moving it.

Your elbow has bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, attached in ways that allow your arm to bend and straighten, and your forearm to rotate, which in turn allows you to turn your hand palm up or palm down.

A painful elbow can be caused by several conditions or injuries. One of the most common is tennis elbow, known medically as tendonitis or lateral epicondylitis. This injury affects the tendons, which attach muscles to bone. The repeated twisting motions made by tennis players as they wield the racket can inflame the tendons, specifically where the large tendons attach to the outside bony part of the joint.

Of course, it isnt only tennis players who suffer from tennis elbow. Anyone who makes those twisting movements repeatedly might strain their elbow tendons, simply through overuse of the joint. Treatment normally consists of resting the sore elbow, using ice packs, and taking anti-inflammatory medication. Wearing a simple brace can also help by providing support, preventing you accidentally moving the elbow in a way that hurts and maybe even worsens the injury.

The tendons that attach to the inner part of the elbow arent immune to injury. These tendons are used during movements similar to those made by golfers when swinging a club. Overuse leads to inflammation, which leads to pain. The treatment is the same as for tennis elbow and again, wearing a supportive elbow brace can help while healing and also when starting to play again.

Elbow ligaments sometimes get sprained. A sprain occurs when the elbow is hyperextended or jammed, causing the ligament fibers to overstretch and tear. The severity of the injury depends on how many ligaments were involved and how many fibers were torn. It takes time and restricted movement for ligament fibers to heal, so along with rest, ice therapy, and pain medication, wearing a brace can help by preventing excessive movement that might result in further injury.

A dislocated elbow occurs when a sudden trauma forces the bones out of their usual position, stretching or tearing the ligaments that normally hold the joint in place. This is obviously a severe injury resulting in a great deal of pain and shock, and needs immediate medical attention to reposition the joint. Wearing a brace to immobilize the elbow for a period of time is often recommended; because of the severity of a dislocation, its important to avoid excessive movement of the joint until the ligaments have time to heal properly.

A fracture of any of the three bones that make up the elbow jointthe humerus, radius, and ulnaalso takes time to heal. Sometimes the fracture requires surgery to pin bone fragments back into place. In these situations, an immobilizing brace is used to hold the bones in position for a period of time, followed by the use of a supportive brace and physical therapy to regain mobility and strength in the joint.

Whatever caused your painful elbow, with the correct treatment and enough time you should be able to return to your normal activities with minimal lasting effects.