Sports injuries, falls and overuse are some of the common causes of elbow pain. The elbow consists of three bones, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Injuries to any of these areas can be complicated. That's why Gundersen Health System has an orthopedic surgeon specialized in elbow surgery to treat complex elbow injuries.
The most common elbow injuries treated at Gundersen include:
Every injury is different so there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. We'll work with you to find the best treatment options. Whenever possible, our orthopedics team will treat elbow injuries with conservative treatments such as:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Activity modification
- Steroid or cortisone injection
- Anti-inflammatory medications
If these treatments don't work, an orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained in treating elbows may discuss surgery options with you. Gundersen has state-of-the-art surgical options, including total elbow joint replacement.