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Elbow Procedures

  • Elbow Arthroscopy

    Elbow Arthroscopy

    Elbow arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a surgical procedure that is performed through tiny incisions to evaluate and treat several elbow conditions.

  • ORIF of the Humerus Fractures

    ORIF of the Humerus Fractures

    Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a surgical technique employed for the treatment of humerus fractures to restore normal anatomy and improve range of motion and function.

  • Radial Head ORIF and Replacement

    Radial Head ORIF and Replacement

    Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the radial head is a surgical technique employed for the treatment of a radial head fracture to restore normal anatomy and improve range of motion and function.

  • Common Extensor Tendon Origin Repair

    Common Extensor Tendon Origin Repair

    The common extensor tendon is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus (long bone in the upper arm) at the elbow. Rupture or tear of the common extensor tendon is the most common acute tendon injury of the elbow.

  • Total Elbow Replacement

    Total Elbow Replacement

    Elbow joint replacement, also referred to as total elbow arthroplasty, is an operative procedure to treat the symptoms of arthritis that have not responded to non-surgical treatments. The goal of elbow joint replacement surgery is to eliminate your pain and increase the mobility of your elbow joint.

  • ORIF of the Coronoid Fractures

    ORIF of the Coronoid Fractures

    Coronoid fractures are a break in the coronoid process of the ulna due to trauma or injury. A coronoid fracture of the ulna is a complex intraarticular fracture that is difficult to expose due to complex surrounding anatomical structures. Fractures of the coronoid rarely occur in isolation and often occurs in association with elbow dislocations and play a significant role in elbow instability.

  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction

    Elbow Ligament Reconstruction

    Ligament reconstruction is considered in patients with ligament rupture. Your surgeon will make an incision over the elbow. Care is taken to move muscles, tendons, and nerves out of the way. The donor's tendon is harvested from either the forearm or below the knee. Your surgeon drills holes into the bones of the upper arm and forearm, around the elbow joint.

  • Elbow Tendon and Ligament Repair

    Elbow Tendon and Ligament Repair

    This procedure is commonly used in the management of tendinitis. In this procedure, your surgeon removes any damaged tissue and cleans the tendon.

  • Tennis Elbow Surgery

    Tennis Elbow Surgery

    Tennis elbow is a common name for the elbow condition lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation and microtears of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle.

  • ORIF of Distal Radius Fracture

    ORIF of Distal Radius Fracture

    The forearm consists of two bones, the radius and ulna. The radius is the larger of the two forearm bones, and the region towards the wrist is called the distal end. A fracture or break in the distal end of the radius bone is known as a distal radius fracture.

  • Elbow Fracture Reconstruction

    Elbow Fracture Reconstruction

    Elbow fracture reconstruction is a surgical procedure employed to repair and restore the appearance and full function of a damaged elbow caused by severe trauma or injury. This may include repairing damaged structures or replacing missing or damaged structures with adjoining skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, or nerves to restore the appearance and function.

  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition

    Ulnar Nerve Transposition

    The ulnar nerve is one of the 3 main nerves in the arm that travels down from the neck through a bony protuberance inside the elbow (medial epicondyle), under the muscles of the forearm and down the hand on the side of the palm, towards the little finger.

  • ORIF of the Distal Humerus Fractures

    ORIF of the Distal Humerus Fractures

    A distal humerus fracture is a condition that occurs when there is a break in the lower end of the humerus bone that commonly occurs as a result of severe trauma. Fracture of the distal humerus can affect the movement and function of your arm as well as your work and activities of daily living.

  • ORIF of the Olecranon Fractures

    ORIF of the Olecranon Fractures

    Olecranon fractures are described as a break in the bony tip of the elbow that sticks out when you bend your arm. A fracture of the olecranon bone can be very painful and make motion of the elbow difficult or impossible. This kind of fracture is common and normally happens in isolation (with no other injuries involved).

  • Golfer's Elbow Surgery

    Golfer's Elbow Surgery

    Surgical intervention is necessary if you do not respond to conservative methods after about 6 months. Open surgery is usually performed to treat golfer’s elbow although an arthroscopic technique may also be used.

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