Comprehensive Care and Expertise

We deliver comprehensive care for all elbow-related conditions. The expertise of our specialists and our compassionate approach allow you to be under the care of leading medical professionals. We can help you overcome elbow issues to allow you to return to doing what you love.

Elbow anatomy

The elbow joint connects the upper arm bone (humerus) with the forearm bones (radius and ulna), supported by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This intricate structure allows for bending, extending, and rotating the arm, making the joint among the most susceptible to injuries of all physical structures.

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Common elbow injuries and conditions

Elbow problems can range from acute injuries to chronic conditions, including the following:

  • Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): Caused by overuse, leading to pain on the outer elbow.
  • Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis): Similar to tennis elbow, but pain occurs on the inner elbow.
  • Elbow fractures: Often resulting from falls or direct impacts.
  • Elbow dislocations: Occurs when the bones of the elbow are forced out of alignment.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joint.
  • Osteoarthritis: Degeneration of the cartilage in the elbow joint.
  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendons due to overuse.
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment: Pressure on the ulnar nerve causing numbness or tingling.

Diagnosing elbow conditions: Our approach at NY Sports & Joints

Our specialists use a comprehensive approach to diagnose elbow conditions, including thorough physical examinations and advanced imaging technologies like X-rays, MRI, and CT scans. We may also employ nerve conduction studies to assess nerve damage or compression.

How are elbow injuries treated?

At New York Sports & Joints, we offer a wide range of treatments to treat and resolve elbow injuries and conditions:

  • Physical therapy: To strengthen and improve flexibility in the elbow.
  • Medications: Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Corticosteroid injections: To provide temporary relief from inflammation.
  • Splints and braces: To immobilize the elbow and facilitate healing.
  • Arthroscopy: Minimally invasive surgery for various elbow problems.
  • Tendon repair: Surgical repair of torn or damaged tendons.
  • Joint replacement: Replacing damaged parts of the elbow joint.
  • Osteotomy: Surgical realignment of the bones.
  • Ulnar nerve transposition: Relieving pressure on the ulnar nerve.
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Surgical excellence for elbow injuries and conditions

Our surgeons, educated at some of the USA’s most prestigious institutions, are skilled in advanced surgical techniques. We specialize in minimally invasive arthroscopy, offering patients the benefits of smaller incisions, reduced pain, and quicker recovery times. Our expertise ensures precision in every procedure, from simple repairs to complex reconstructions.

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Recovery and rehabilitation

Recovery and rehabilitation are pivotal in returning to normal function post-surgery. Our comprehensive care includes personalized rehabilitation plans and follow-up assessments, ensuring a smooth and effective recovery. Physical therapy plays a vital role in regaining strength and mobility.

Why choose New York Sports & Joints Orthopaedic Specialists?

Choosing our practice means entrusting your care to a team of highly qualified professionals. Our surgeons are board-certified, fellowship-trained, and have a distinguished educational background from schools like Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard. We are committed to patient-centered care, utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments. Our goal is to treat elbow conditions and enhance overall quality of life through exceptional orthopaedic care.

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Elbow FAQ

What are the most common causes of elbow pain?

Elbow pain can be caused by a variety of issues, including overuse injuries (like tennis or golfer’s elbow), arthritis, fractures, dislocations, tendonitis, and nerve compression.

When should I see a doctor for elbow pain?

Consult a doctor if your elbow pain is severe, persistent, or accompanied by swelling, redness, warmth, deformity, or a loss of mobility.

Are there non-surgical treatments for elbow conditions?

Many elbow conditions can be effectively treated non-surgically with physical therapy, medications, corticosteroid injections, splinting, or bracing.

What does elbow arthroscopy involve?

Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery using small incisions and a camera to diagnose and treat various elbow conditions, often leading to quicker recovery times.

How long is the recovery period after elbow surgery?

Recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery and individual patient factors, generally ranging from a few weeks to several months.

Is physical therapy important after elbow surgery?

Physical therapy is crucial after elbow surgery to regain strength, improve flexibility, and ensure a successful recovery.

Will I need follow-up care after elbow treatment?

Follow-up care is essential to monitor healing, assess the effectiveness of treatment, and make any necessary adjustments to the recovery plan.

What advancements are there in elbow treatments at New York Sports & Joints?

New York Sports & Joints stays at the forefront of elbow treatments, utilizing advanced techniques like minimally invasive arthroscopy, innovative pain management strategies, and the latest rehabilitation protocols.

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