There are several types of elbow surgery that may be performed for elbow pain:
Tennis elbow surgery. This term refers to an overuse and muscle strain injury caused by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Despite the name, it is not exclusive to tennis players or even athletes. Plumbers, painters, carpenters and many other types of professions can result in this condition, which is also known as lateral epicondylitis. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision over the elbow. The diseased muscle is then removed and the surgeon attaches healthy muscle to the bone.
Elbow joint replacement. The elbow can become damaged due to many reasons, including fractures, arthritis and other injuries. When the damage is severe enough, replacement may be a better option than repair. Elbow replacement surgery replaces the bones that make up the elbow joint with artificial (prosthetic) joint parts and a hinge.
Elbow fracture repair. If you have fractured your elbow, such as in a fall, surgery can repair the bone and remove any loose material (such as bone fragments) from within the elbow joint.
Arthritis surgery. When the cartilage within the elbows becomes damaged or wears down, a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure can remove the degenerative tissue.
Bone spur removal. A bone spur—also called an osteophyte—can form along the back of the joint, causing pain and reducing your range of motion. We perform a surgery to remove this excess bone growth.
Bursitis surgery. A bursa is a thin sac that cushions the bony part of the elbow. If this becomes inflamed or infected, the bursa swells with fluid and can cause pain. We offer a surgical procedure to remove the bursa.
Ligament reconstruction surgery. When a ligament surgery on the elbow fails, doesn’t heal properly or if the ligament is torn again, a ligament reconstruction surgery may be necessary