Tennis elbow is a relatively common condition that occurs when the tedons in your elbow joint are overused. This overuse is typically the result of a repetitive motion, suca as swinging a tennis racket. Generally, tennis elbow can be treated conservatively. However, if severe tendon damage has occurred, our team may need to provide a surgical intervention to restore mobility and reduce pain.
Golfer’s elbow is very similar to tennis elbow. It is caused by repetitive motion and high-stress usage. However, golfer’s elbow affects the tendons on the inside of your elbow. It can cause pain, stiffness, and a limited range of motion.
Golfer’s elbow is usually treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. Severe cases may require other treatments, including a therapeutic ultrasound.
Radial Head Fracture Repair
The radial head is found where the top of the radius meets the elbow joint. Fractures to this joint are classified as Type I, Type II, and Type III. Type I fractures typically only require a splint and can heal on their own. Type III fractures are the most severe and involve fragmentation of the joint.
If you suffer a Type III fracture, surgery will be required. During the procedure, our orthopedic group in Houston will repair any ligament damage, put the fragments in place, and take any additional steps necessary to address the injury. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be eligible for arthroscopic repair. We will provide you with the best orthopedic care possible as determined by the specifics of your case.
Distal Biceps Rupture
A distal biceps rupture, often referred to as a torn biceps, is a serious injury. This injury typically occurs as the result of physical activity. Distal biceps rupture will almost always require surgery to reduce pain and restore mobility. Our team will reattach the tendon to the radius bone. We will use sutures or anchors, depending on your specific needs.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Your ulnar nerve passes through the interior side of your elbow. When it is inflamed or experiencing issues, it can cause you pain that feels similar to the sensation of hitting your funny bone. This condition is known as cubital tunnel syndrome. Mild cubital tunnel syndrome can be treated non-invasively. However, if you are experiencing significant issues, surgical intervention will be necessary.