What is elbow?

Elbow is the joint between the arm and the forearm.
bend of the e. See cubital fossa, under fossa.
nursemaid’s e. Popular term for partial dislocation of the head of the radius in which the radial head slips under the annular ligament at the elbow joint, with the ligament remaining intact; a common injury of infants and young children as a result of being suddenly pulled or lifted by the arm or hand.
tennis e. See lateral epicondylitis, under epicondylitis.
tip of the e. See olecranon.

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