Braces, casts, and splints are all used to keep a part of the body in place while healing. When you break a bone, your doctor will put the pieces back together in the right positions so they can heal.
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Elbow surgery may be required to treat a number of conditions. Our physicians will talk with you about what treatments are best to help your condition. Elbow joint replacement is less common than knee or hip replacement, but is just as successful at relieving joint pain and restoring elbow function.
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Ulnar Nerve Transposition
In some cases of ulnar nerve entrapment, constriction of the nerve can lead to loss of movement and damage to the hand. Ulnar nerve transposition is a surgical treatment that restores function and prevents further damage by rerouting the ulnar nerve away from the structures that can compress it. The ulnar nerve may be moved to lie underneath the skin and fat but above the muscle, within the muscle, or beneath the muscle depending on what is best for the patient. We view every patient as a distinct individual with unique needs – schedule an appointment to meet with our team of physicians and discuss what treatment options are best for you.
A variety of non-surgical treatments exist for treating elbow conditions, and we believe in pursuing non-invasive treatments whenever possible. While some orthopedic conditions necessitate surgery, and while many safe and effective surgical treatments exist, many patients are able to make a full recovery without it. Some non-surgical treatments include braces and casts for fractures, injections to reduce inflammation and improve joint function, and physical therapy to remediate impairment and promote mobility and function. We view every patient as a distinct individual with unique needs – schedule an appointment to meet with our team of physicians and discuss what treatment options are best for you.