Elbow

The elbow is a commonly used joint for day to day activities, and can be susceptible to both acute trauma and chronic over-use injuries.

Common conditions:

  • Cartilage injury
  • Loose bodies in joint
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondilitis (golfers elbow)
  • Ligament injury
  • Throwing injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Strains and sprain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiffness & loss of motion
  • Fractures 

Treatment Options:

There are a number of factors that go into making the best decision for you and your elbow, and options can range from conservative therapies to surgical management.  

Non-surgical treatment:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Oral anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • TENEX minimally-invasive procedures
  • Orthobiologic injections, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) & stem cell therapies (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate) 
  • Prolotherapy injections

In cases where it is determined that surgical treatment is needed in order to repair an injured elbow, our care team specializes in a wide range of minimally-invasive and open surgical techniques. Similar to other joints, elbow arthroscopy allows the diagnosis and treatment of many common conditions that can cause elbow pain with the use of fiber optics and a small camera placed into the elbow through very small incisions.  This advanced procedure offers the benefits of no trauma to the surrounding soft tissues, a thorough evaluation of the joint from multiple angles, and a faster recovery following the procedure compared to traditional open techniques.

Surgical Procedures:

  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Removal of loose bodies
  • Cartilage restoration procedures
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) minimally-invasive surgery
  • Ulnar nerve decompression
  • Fracture treatment