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Are you experiencing excruciating elbow pain and cannot find relief? If so, you are not alone. There are many reasons this can occur.
Some of the most common reasons for pain are arthritis, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, and more. Below you will find when and why elbow surgery may be recommended and the surgical treatments available to address your elbow pain.
At Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, our expert surgeons have many years of experience and can help provide the relief you need. Schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia today!
In general, the elbow joint is a weak point located in a highly mobile and active area of the human body, making it susceptible to injury. The way your elbows function is similar to your knee joints.
Some of the conditions that commonly cause elbow pain include the following:
You may require elbow surgery if the following non-surgical treatments are unable to relieve pain:
If there has been no improvement and you are unable to carry out daily life functions without severe pain, stiffness, or limitations, your orthopedic surgeon will discuss various surgical options with you.
At Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, we take evaluating the need for surgery very seriously and will on recommend it if is the best choice for your situation.
There are various types of elbow surgery and your surgeon will recommend one that’s best for your specific condition. For example, to treat tennis elbow (a condition that generally occurs from repetitive motions of your wrist and arm), a minimally invasive surgery may be recommended.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, then a minimally invasive surgery, such as a synovectomy to remove the inflamed joint linings, may be recommended by your surgeon. Another surgery may include a tendon repair to repair tendons that have loosened or ruptured.
A total elbow arthroplasty is also known as elbow replacement surgery. During an elbow replacement, your surgeon removes damaged areas of the elbow joint and replaces them with artificial components (implants).
It is important to receive appropriate medical attention when it comes to elbow problems because these problems can greatly alter your range of motion.
If left untreated, these problems can cause shoulder problems. If your shoulder is constantly trying to compensate for your elbow, you may require surgery to make a full recovery.
Your elbow is an influential part of your body that enables you to do so much, including moving your hands, rotating your forearm, and bending and straightening your elbow. If you damage your elbow, you may find that it necessitates surgery to help you return to a functioning lifestyle and to participate in doing the things you love once again.
Having surgery can have a major impact on your life. Before having surgery, you should take the following into consideration:
Your elbow is an influential part of your body that enables you to do so much, including moving your hands, rotating your forearm, and bending and straightening your elbow. Choosing an experienced orthopedic surgeon specializing in various arm-related treatment options can make all the difference.
Surgery for your elbow is very complex due to the intricate structures of the elbow. Our doctors at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow are some of the most experienced surgeons in the field of orthopedic conditions, and you can be assured that we are determined to help you regain the functionality of your elbow.
Schedule an appointment with Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow located in Marietta and Atlanta, GA today!
Randall Alexander, MD