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.
Arthroscopic Tennis Elbow Surgery Tennis elbow is an overuse injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that attach to the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). Your doctor will first recommend conservative treatment options to treat the tennis elbow symptoms.
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.
If your elbow is hurting, the problem may involve multiple components of the musculoskeletal system. The intricacies of elbow surgery are best entrusted to an orthopedic surgeon with specialized elbow training. Conditions like tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow often develop from repetitive motion or overuse during sports or at work.
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.
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 ...