The elbow is the joint that connects the upper arm to the forearm. It contains bones, ligaments and joints that work in tandem to provide your arm the ability to bend and your hands to turn. A smaller joint by comparison to others, the elbow can be susceptible to a variety of injuries including common overuse conditions as well as dislocations, fractures and even arthritic conditions.
Common Elbow Pain Sources
As with the hand, wrist and upper extremity, any dysfunction of the elbow can easily impair the function of the surrounding area leaving you unable to perform basic tasks of daily living. Injuries are the most common cause of elbow pain, most of which occur gradually over time as seen in athletes. Older adults who experience the typical decreased bone and muscle strength that comes with the aging process are also at increased risk for injuries and fractures of the elbow joint.
Most Common Elbow Conditions
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer's Elbow
- Repetitive Motion Disorders
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Elbow Fractures
surgery is considered only when the pain is incapacitating, the condition has not responded to conservative care and the symptoms lasted more than 1 year. Surgery can be performed open (with an incision) or arthroscopically (with instruments inserted into the joint through smaller incisions). Both options are performed in an outpatient setting.
Stretching and / or strengthening exercises can be useful combined with modalities such as ultrasound or heat treatments.
Our Elbow Specialists
At Orthopedic Treatment Italy, our team of sports medicine as well as the hand, wrist and upper extremity surgeons are highly qualified in all conditions of the elbow from common overuse to complex fractures and dislocations. If you are experiencing elbow pain, contact us today and we’ll get you on the road to recovery and back to enjoying life.
OET GUARANTEES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
- Doctor’s visit before discharge with suggestions for therapeutic indications of a medical nature (drugs) and physical (rehabilitation) post surgery
- Check up in 2 months required by us with a recent X-ray
- Check up 6-month on-line / in-situ check -with a recent X-ray
- Check up in 12 months online / in situ with a recent X-ray
- Check up every 2 to 3 years with a recent X-ray