Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition involving the tendons that attach to the bone on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow. The muscles involved in this condition help to straighten and stabilize the wrist.Learn More
Cubital tunnel syndrome happens when the ulnar nerve (also known as the “funny bone” nerve), which passes through the cubital tunnel (a tunnel of muscle, ligament, and bone) on the inside of the elbow, is injured and becomes inflamed, irritated, and swollen.Learn More
Arthritis is a painful inflammation and stiffness of the joint that can affect any joint in the body. This includes the elbow and shoulder. The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis (after an injury), and rheumatoid arthritis.Learn More
An elbow dislocation occurs when the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) move out of place compared with the bone of the upper arm (the humerus). The elbow joint becomes dislocated, or out of joint.
A dislocation occurs when the end of the humerus (the ball portion) partially or completely dislocates from the glenoid (the socket portion) of the shoulder.Learn More
Bone spurs (also known as osteophytes) are bony projections that develop on the surface of the bone, and are often the result of osteoarthritis. They often pop up in the joints — the places where two bones meet.Learn More
Elbow bursitis occurs in the olecranon bursa, a thin, fluid-filled sac that is located at the boney tip of the elbow. The bursae located throughout the body act as cushions between bones and soft tissues, such as skin. They contain a small amount of lubricating fluid that allows the soft tissues to move freely over the underlying bone. If the olecranon bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, more fluid will accumulate in the bursa and bursitis will develop.Learn More
Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to inspect, diagnose and repair problems inside the elbow joint. Debridement is a procedure for treating a wound. It involves thoroughly cleaning the wound and removing all hyperkeratotic (thickened skin or callus), infected, and nonviable (necrotic or dead) tissue, foreign debris, and residual material.Learn More
Elbow bursitis surgery is used to treat bursitis caused by infection if less invasive treatments, such as antibiotic treatment and removing fluid from the bursa, have not helped relieve symptoms. Surgery is rarely used for noninfectious bursitis.Learn More
Elbow impingement surgery is needed when there is compression and injury of soft tissue structures, such as cartilage, at the back of the elbow or within the elbow joint. It is caused by repetitive forced extensions and overuse of the elbow. It can either occur in isolation or in athletes in overhead-throwing sports like baseball, football, volleyball, and tennis.Learn More
Epicondylitis surgery is a procedure to alleviate the pain and inflammation caused by epicondylitis, an inflammatory process that may be more accurately described as tendinosis. Also known as tennis or golfer’s elbow, the condition is widely believed to originate from repetitive overuse with micro tearing and progressive degeneration.
Elbow synovectomy surgery is done to remove inflamed joint tissue (synovium) that is causing unacceptable pain or is limiting ability to function or range of motion. Ligaments and other structures may be moved aside to access and remove the inflamed joint lining. The procedure may be done using arthroscopy.Learn More