When you experience chronic elbow pain, the right solution may be closer than you think. The orthopedic surgeons at Wisconsin Bone & Joint perform various elbow surgeries to treat conditions that include tennis elbow (inflammation and degeneration of tendons that attach to the elbow joint), a broken or fractured elbow, arthritis of the elbow (both from normal wear and tear and rheumatoid arthritis), cubital tunnel syndrome (nerve pain in the elbow) and throwing injuries.
When rest, ultrasound, therapeutic exercise and medications to reduce inflammation are not effective, our surgeons can help you decide whether surgery is right for you and which type of procedure will have the best outcome.
They can perform arthroscopic (minimally invasive) or traditional (open) elbow surgery to repair fractures and resurface the elbow joint using biologic tissue. For some conditions, a partial or complete elbow replacement is the best alternative.
Our orthopedic surgeons can also repair or reconstruct ligaments and, for cubital tunnel syndrome, perform surgery to remove pressure from the nerve.
Surgical Procedures We Provide
Injuries are the most common cause of elbow pain. Some people may not recall having had a specific injury, especially if symptoms began gradually or during everyday activities.
Elbow injuries occur most commonly during:
- Sports or recreational activities
- Work-related tasks
- Work or projects around the home
Older adults have a higher risk for injuries and fractures because they lose muscle mass and bone strength (osteoporosis) as they age. They also have more problems with vision and balance, which increase their risk for accidental injury. If you are looking for relief from arm pain, the experts at Wisconsin Bone & Joint are equipped to take care of any shoulder and elbow conditions.