Elbows

Your elbow joint is a joint made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus) and the two bones in your forearm (radius and ulna). There are bony bumps at the bottom of the humerus called epicondyles. The bony bump on the outside (lateral side) of the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle. 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. Other injuries can occur after minor trauma or sometimes after a fall. These injuries can vary from minor muscle strains, ligament disruptions, articular lesions, instability, to severe arthritis. Your surgeons at Beach Orthopaedics Specialty Institute are fellowship trained in simple and complex elbow problems and can help guide you with different treatment options.
The video below can walk you through some of the common elbow injuries to help you understand conditions and their treatments.
The BOSI team are specialists in helping you find relief from the following:

Conditions:

  • Arthritis:
    Osteoarthritis
    Rheumatic disease
    Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Tendonopathy/overuse syndromes:
    Biceps
    Triceps
    Tennis elbow
    Golfers elbow
    Valgus extension overload/throwing elbow
    Little leaguer’s elbow
  • Fractures:
    Adult
    Pediatric
  • Nonunions/malunions
  • Instability:
    Simple
    Complex
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Stiffness/contractures:
    Heterotopic ossification
  • Neurological disorders:
    Entrapment
  • Bursitis
  • Infections
  • Osteochondritis dissecans

Procedures:

  • Arthroscopy:
    Loose body removal
    Osteocapsular arthroplasty
    Contracture release
  • Open contracture release/column procedure
  • Nerve decompression/transposition
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Radial head replacement
  • Revision elbow replacement
  • Resection arthroplasty
  • Elbow fusion/arthrodesis
  • Interpositional arthroplasty
  • Tendon repair/reconstruction:
    Biceps
    Triceps
    Common extensor tendon
  • Instability repair/reconstruction:
    LUCL
    Tommy John procedure
  • Nonunion/malunion repair
  • Fracture fixation:
    Open
    Minimally invasive
    Percutaneous
    Arthroscopic
  • Bursectomy/spur removal
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