Conditions of the Elbow and Forearm

Arthritis

Nerve Conditions

  • Ulnar Neuropathy

    Ulnar nerve entrapment occurs when the ulnar nerve in the arm becomes compressed or irritated.

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a pain condition that is constant over a long period of time that is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems.

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow.

These conditions are usually diagnosed through clinical in-office evaluation and with the help of a Nerve Conduction Study and EMG.

Tendon Injuries at the elbow

  • Olecranon Bursitis

    Swelling is often the first symptom. The skin on the back of the elbow is loose, which means that a small amount of swelling may not be noticed right away

  • Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow

    The biceps muscle is in the front of your upper arm. It helps you bend your elbow and rotate your forearm. It also helps keep your shoulder stable.

Fractures

  • Elbow Fractures (Adults)

    Elbow fractures may result from falling onto an outstretched arm, a direct impact to the elbow, or a twisting injury

  • Elbow Fractures (Children)

    These fractures that occur in, or around, the elbow account for about 10% of all fractures in children.

  • Radial Head Fractures of the Elbow

    Trying to break a fall by putting your hand out in front of you seems almost instinctive. But the force of the fall could travel up the lower forearm bones and dislocate the elbow.

  • Elbow Dislocation

    When the joint surfaces of an elbow are separated, the elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations can be complete or partial.

  • Adult Forearm Fractures

    Your forearm is made up of two bones, the radius and ulna. In most cases of adult forearm fractures, both bones are broken.

  • Forearm Fractures in Children

    Fractures of the forearm can occur near the wrist at the farthest (distal) end of the bone, in the middle of the forearm, or near the elbow at the top (proximal) end of the bone.

Throwing Injuries

  • Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete

    Overhand throwing places extremely high stresses on the elbow. In baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes, these high stresses are repeated many times and can lead to serious overuse injury.

  • AOSSM Baseball Injury Prevention

    Damage and tear to the ulnar collateral ligament is the most common injury suffered and is often caused by pitchers throwing too much.

  • AOSSM Softball Injury Prevention

    Damage and tear to the ulnar collateral ligament is the most common injury suffered and is often caused by pitchers throwing too much.

  • Little Leaguer’s Elbow

    Little leaguer’s elbow is an injury to the growth plate on the inside of the elbow or the medial epicondyle

Surgical Options

  • Elbow Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint.

  • Elbow Replacement

    Although elbow joint replacement is much less common than knee or hip replacement, it is just as successful in relieving joint pain and returning people to activities they enjoy.