Universal Journal of Public Health Vol. 6(5), pp. 256 - 261
DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060504
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Olecranon Enthesophytes Growth Rates: A Case Study

Charles Milligan *
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37128, United States


Many older citizens are besieged with chronic ailments that are associated with becoming older. Activities conducted as a young adult can play a significant role in your condition, later in life. Olecranon enthesophytes (bone spurs) of the elbow are one of those chronic health issue that can be quite debilitating and we really have no idea how long it takes the condition to develop. This is a case study that involves dating an olecranon posterior enthesophyte (bone spur) to determine the growth rate and associated behaviors that were more likely than not, responsible for the condition. A growth rate of .11mm per month was determined as a starting point for investigating causes for enthesophyte development. With organized fitness becoming more and more a part of everyday life, understanding growth rates of enthesophytes can allow for earlier detection. Most enthesophytes are asymptomatic; until they become major alignments. Policy makers, coaches, school athletic coordinators, the military and parents can make informed decisions about participating in risk associated behaviors. Health education that focuses on prevention in our younger children and adults as they become more and more athletically oriented and susceptible to sustaining injuries, may avoid later chronic ailments.

Enthesophytes, Bone Spurs, Olecranon Bone Spurs, Growth Rate of Bone Spurs

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Charles Milligan , "Olecranon Enthesophytes Growth Rates: A Case Study," Universal Journal of Public Health, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 256 - 261, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060504.

(b). APA Format:
Charles Milligan (2018). Olecranon Enthesophytes Growth Rates: A Case Study. Universal Journal of Public Health, 6(5), 256 - 261. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060504.