The Hand & Upper Extremity Center at OINJ is the place to find an elbow expert or hand and wrist specialist. If you have a hand injury or need hand surgery, you’ll want to get in touch with our top notch team, led by hand surgeon Christian J. Zaino, MD, Frank J. Corrigan MD and A.J. Pfleger, PA-C.
Tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles and tendons on the outside of the elbow which is the end result of overuse and/or repetitive stress. The outside portion of the elbow becomes inflamed and becomes very sore. As the namesake for the condition, tennis is the most common sport that is associated with this diagnosis.
An elbow doctor is an orthopedic expert who has been trained to assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for elbow injuries and conditions. These doctors specialize in treating a wide range of issues, from tennis elbow, fractures, and arthritis to nerve issues and tendon injuries. Additionally, doctors who specialize in the elbow can also have additional expertise and training in related areas ...
Tendon problems of the elbow are often described as “tendinitis”, “golfer’s elbow”, “tennis elbow”, “tendinosis”, and “tendinopathy”. MGH offers a variety of treatments for these problems that can range from therapy to injections to surgery. Elbow Arthritis. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage in a joint is lost.
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 ...
The surgical success rate for relieving tennis elbow pain is 85-95%. The goal of tennis elbow surgery is to remove the diseased tissue around the outer elbow, improve blood supply to the area, and alleviate your symptoms. Your surgeon will decide whether to perform your surgery in the traditional manner or endoscopically.
The elbow is a joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm with the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm through a complex network of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. More than a simple hinge, the unique arrangement of these tissues also allows for rotation. Treatment of injuries and diseases requires specialized knowledge.
Because so many muscles originate or insert near the elbow, it is a common site for injury. One common injury is lateral epicondylitis or "tennis elbow", which means inflammation surrounding the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Six muscles that control backward movement (extension) of the hand and fingers originate on the lateral epicondyle.
Non-operative treatment is the mainstay of tennis elbow management, consisting of stretches and activity modification. A band around the proximal forearm (tennis elbow strap) can help control the pain. Usually the pain resolves within 12 to 18 months on its own. A cortisone shot can be used to help lessen the symptoms during this period.