Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition caused by overuse of the elbow. Racquet sports like tennis can cause tennis elbow, but several other sports and activities can also put you at risk.Click here to learn more about tennis elbow.
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
The ulnar nerve sends signals from the neck to the hand and is one of the three main nerves that run through the arm. When the ulnar nerve is compressed, most often in the area behind the inside of the elbow, numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers can result. Ulnar nerve entrapment can often be treated non-surgically with bracing and lifestyle changes, but in more severe cases surgery may be recommended.Click here to learn more about ulnar nerve entrapment.
Tears of the biceps tendon at the elbow are uncommon, but can result in permanent loss of function in the arm if not treated properly. Surgery is usually recommended to treat tendon tears, but may not always be necessary.Click here to learn more about elbow tendon tears.
Sprains, while often mistaken for fractures, are soft-tissue injuries. The most common soft tissues affected by sprains are muscles, tendons, and ligaments.Click here to learn more about sprains.
When the joint surfaces of an elbow separate, the elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations can be complete or partial and are usually the result of the injury.Click here to learn more about elbow dislocation.
A fracture is a broken bone. Bones can be broken in a variety of ways, whether the fracture is complete or partial. Fractures are painful and should be set by a physician to ensure proper healing.Click here to learn more about elbow fractures.
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.
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.Click here to learn more about braces, casts, and splints.
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.Click here to learn more about elbow replacement.
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.