Elbow Surgery for Patients in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News & the Surrounding VA Areas
Elbow surgery can address chronic elbow pain that does not respond sufficiently to conservative measures. The elbow is an intricate joint that is formed at the intersection of three bones: the upper arm (humerus), the forearm on the pinky side (ulna), and the forearm on the thumb side (radius). Surrounded by muscles and crossed by three major nerves, the elbow facilitates a wide range of motion, including the bending and straightening of the arm and the rotation of the forearm. As a result, this joint is susceptible to injury and wear and tear. Patients who are experiencing elbow problems in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, and the surrounding Virginia areas are welcome to discuss elbow surgery and other treatment options with the highly specialized orthopaedic experts at Tidewater Orthopaedics.
Following a physical examination at our office in Hampton, VA, or Williamsburg, VA, a patient may be advised to undergo one or more diagnostic imaging tests, such as MRI or X-ray, to identify the underlying cause of the problem. Prior to recommending elbow surgery, the orthopaedic experts at Tidewater Orthopaedics will help a patient explore appropriate non-surgical therapies, such as activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and ultrasound therapy, which many patients find to be effective enough to preclude the need for elbow surgery.
In the event surgical intervention becomes necessary, the fellowship-trained surgeons (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) at Tidewater Orthopaedics in Hampton Roads perform the latest proven elbow surgery procedures to address a full range of conditions and injuries, such as:
- Tennis elbow
- Fractures and trauma
- Elbow arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Elbow tendonitis
- Throwing injuries
- And more
One type of elbow surgery that is commonly recommended is arthroscopy, a minimally invasive approach that makes the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery faster and easier than traditional, open surgery. Because a surgeon uses tiny, specially designed surgical instruments, the procedure can be performed through very small incisions.
Tidewater Orthopaedics has partnered with the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara, a specialized hospital in Hampton Roads that is dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orthopaedic conditions. There, our surgeons perform advanced elbow surgery and other procedures, and have consistently earned very high patient satisfaction scores. To learn more, call Tidewater Orthopaedics at 757-827-2480.