Dr James Mclean - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr James Mclean - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr James Mclean - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Oxford Elbow Score

When should you see the doctor about your elbow pain?

If you experience sudden or severe pain, obvious infection or swelling then you should obviously see a doctor promptly.  For chronic or degenerative conditions, the symptoms appear slowly and incrementally and it is often easy to become accustomed to the situation and just put up with it.

The Oxford Elbow Score is a 12 question survey that measures the day to day impacts of your elbow condition and helps to clarify the severity of the condition.

  • Which elbow have you been having trouble with ?

  • If you have trouble with both elbows, complete the form twice, one for each elbow.
  • 1. During the past 4 weeks…

    Have you had difficulty lifting things in your home, such as putting out the rubbish, because of your elbow problem?

  • 2. During the past 4 weeks…

    Have you had difficulty carrying bags of shopping, because of your elbow problem?

  • 3. During the past 4 weeks…

    Have you had any difficulty washing yourself all over, because of your elbow problem?

  • 4. During the past 4 weeks…

    Have you had any difficulty dressing yourself, because of your elbow problem?

  • 5. During the past 4 weeks…

    Have you felt that your elbow problem is “controlling your life”?

  • 6. During the past 4 weeks…

    How much has your elbow problem been “on your mind”?

  • 7. During the past 4 weeks…

    Have you been troubled by pain from your elbow in bed at night?

  • 8. During the past 4 weeks…

    How often has your elbow pain interfered with your sleeping?

  • 9. During the past 4 weeks…

    How much has your elbow problem interfered with your usual work or everyday activities?

  • 10. During the past 4 weeks…

    Has your elbow problem limited your ability to take part in leisure activities that you enjoy doing?

  • 11. During the past 4 weeks…

    How would you describe the worst pain you have from your elbow?

  • 12. During the past 4 weeks…

    How would you describe the pain you usually have from your elbow?

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Oxford Shoulder Instability Score used under license from Oxford University