Your elbow is a unique joint. Through the elbow, the arm bends and the wrist rotates. These disparate functions are possible because the elbow joint works as both a hinge and ball-and-socket joint. It is the complexity of the elbow that also makes it vulnerable to injury.
Distal Biceps Rupture
The distal biceps tendon, located at the front of the upper arm, plays a key role in helping your muscles bend the elbow and rotate the arm. When these functions are taken to an extreme—such as lifting something heavy, overextending the arm or falling on an outstretched arm—the tendon can rupture or tear.
Distal Biceps Repair >
Distal Triceps Tear
A distal triceps tear is a separation of the tendon holding the muscle to the bone at or near the elbow. A complete tear is called a rupture. Ruptures are rare in the general population, as they require substantial force. They typically occur after a sports injury or a traumatic fall.
Distal Triceps Tear >
Thanks to advances in technology, elbow surgery can now be performed by making tiny cuts and using a camera to see inside the joint. This type of procedure is called an elbow arthroscopy.
Elbow Arthroscopy >
The elbow is a complex joint that is extremely vulnerable to injury. Elbow dislocations require proper treatment to heal successfully. Learn about possible causes of elbow dislocations, and how they can properly be treated.
Elbow Dislocation >
A broken elbow (also known as an elbow fracture) is impossible to safely ignore. Causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion, elbow fractures require proper treatment for patients to fully heal.
Elbow Fractures >
Is golfer’s elbow getting in the way of your perfect swing? The good news is that with proper treatment, patients with golfer’s elbow can successfully reach a full recovery.
Elbow Tendonitis >
Radial Head Fractures
A third of all elbow fractures involve the head of the radius bone in the forearm. The usual cause is sudden trauma, such as extending an arm to break a fall, or any impact that twists, sprains or sends great force up the bone. This type of injury can sometimes also dislocate the elbow.
Radial Head Fractures >
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear or Sprain
Injuries of the ulnar collateral ligament are often associated with vigorous athletic activity, especially baseball. In fact, the procedure that is highly effective at repairing damage to the ligament — Tommy John surgery — is named for a famous ball player.
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair >
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
Ulnar nerve entrapment, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition involving a pinched nerve that occurs at the inner elbow, causing a very specific numbness and tingling that gradually appear in the ring fingers and little fingers, and sometimes at the inner hand.
Cubital Tunnel Surgery >