Elbows

ELBOW DOCTORS IN BROOKLYN

Elbow pain can be the result of trauma or an overuse. Repetitive movements related to a sport, hobby or work are common causes of overuse and related conditions.

If you are experiencing pain that does not improve, pain as a result of use or turning your palm up or down, worsening pain, bruising or swelling in your elbow area it is probably best to get an evaluation and diagnosis from an orthopedic doctor.

The elbow doctors at Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics have advanced training and an extensive knowledge treating and diagnosing upper extremity conditions. Our doctors deliver a wide range of conservative treatments and surgical procedures to address the individual needs of each patient.

Common Elbow Conditions

Conditions like Osteoarthritis and Bursitis are common causes of elbow pain as we age. Both conditions could also occur as the result of an elbow injury. Elbow arthritis affects people who have worn down or lost cartilage and can lead to pain, stiffness and a loss of movement. Bursitis can occur as a results of prolonged pressure, medical conditions or infection. These conditions are commonly addressed with non-operative treatments.

Dislocations, Fractures, Sprains and Strains are typically the result of an injury.

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are conditions we see in athletes and our more active patients.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Cysts, Bicep or Tricep Inflammation and Nerve Entrapment are also examples of common elbow conditions that we treat.

  • Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Cyst
  • Distal Humerus Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Olecranon Fractures
  • Radial Head Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Conservative Elbow Treatment

Non-surgical treatment options can include rest, ice, changes in activity, bracing, physical therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapyamniotic steam cell therapy and anti-inflammatory injections.

Most of of the patients at Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics will benefit from a combination of the aforementioned conservative treatments. Conservative treatments should be exhausted before surgery is considered in most cases.

Elbow Surgery

A surgical solution may be required to address more critical elbow injuries or disorders. After non-surgical treatments have been exhausted or based on the severity of your condition, surgery may be recommended to address pain and restore functionality. Surgical options can range from minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures to reconstruction. Examples of elbow surgery include:

  • Arthroscopic Debridement
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Elbow Interpositional Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Synovectomy
  • Tenex Procedure
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Elbow Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Tricep Rupture Repair
  • UCL Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition

The pain specialist and orthopedic surgeons at Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics have the expertise and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your elbow disorder individually to your needs. They are committed to providing conservative and minimally-invasive treatments to restore elbow functionality and reduce pain.

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