The Approach to Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery

The most common elbow conditions are overuse injuries such as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow that usually respond to rest and simple non-operative measures. When these measures fail, surgeries employing incisions as small as two or three centimeters are usually effective. Surgeons at the Center also perform elbow arthroscopy for conditions such as intra-articular loose bodies, osteochondral injuries, and elbow contractures arising after trauma or surgery. Other elbow conditions treated at the Center include biceps tendon injuries, elbow instability and various fractures about the elbow.

Although the incidence of biceps tendon tears at the elbow has been estimated at only 0.8 per 100,000 individuals per year, greater than 10 such repairs are performed each year by surgeons at the Center. Finally, surgeons at the Center perform elbow replacement surgery for painful and stiff elbows resulting from rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, and for certain elbow fractures arising in older adults.

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