The elbow joint is formed by the joining of the humerus (upper arm bone), the ulna (the forearm bone on the small finger side), and the radius (the forearm bone on the thumb side). The joint is surrounded by ligaments and muscles that hold the joint together and prevent dislocation. The elbow allows two basic motions including flexion/extension and forearm rotation (palm up/palm down). Elbow injury, over-use, or wear and tear may cause pain, inflammation, and immobility. Often, injury occurs from a fall or sports injury, and may involve muscle strains, contusions, fractures, or tendon or nerve injuries.
Our orthopedic specialists, Dr. McNamara and Dr. Paisley, offer everything from conservative, non-surgical treatments, to minimally invasive procedure, to more complex surgical procedures. Regardless of which treatment plan is utilized for your individual condition, we aim to both relieve pain and restore function to get you back to your active lifestyle. Common elbow injuries and condition we treat are listed below.