Elbow Injuries & Conditions
Washington Township Medical Foundation Orthopaedics
Shoulder injuries can prove surprisingly painful and limiting. If you are
experiencing symptoms affecting your elbow, ask your doctor for a referral
to our orthopaedics department. Washington Township Medical Foundation
Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Fremont offers a variety of treatment
options for elbow injuries and conditions.
You may be referred our department if you are experiencing:
Elbow Arthroscopy – Minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy allow for smaller
incisions, meaning a good possibility of positive patient outcomes including
minimal scarring, less bleeding, reduced pain, decreased risk of complications,
shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times.
Golfer's Elbow – Golfer’s elbow or “medical epicondylitis” is
a type of tendonitis that occurs on the inside of the elbow. This condition
is an overuse injury common to golfers, pitchers, and even those not involved
in sports that require repetitive motions. Golfer’s elbow can be
treated with medication and rest, though some elite athletes choose to
be treated with glucocorticoid injections, which can be risky.
Olecranon Bursitis – Olecranon bursitis is a condition that involves a sac of fluid
or ‘bursa” developing in the elbow between the skin and bone.
Also known as elbow bursitis, this condition is typically caused by trauma
such as a fall, long-term pressure on the elbow, or an injection. The
fluid-filled sac can get infected, causing complications. In some cases,
surgery is recommended to treat this condition by removing the bursa.
Tommy John Surgery – Named for a Major League Baseball pitcher who underwent the procedure,
Tommy John surgery is a condition often used to treat pitchers and others
who suffer damage to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), often from overuse.
This condition is highly safe and affective, but the recovery period post-operation
can last up to 18 months. Discuss the pros and cons of this procedure,
as well as post-surgical care and recovery, with your orthopaedic surgeon
at Washington Township Medical Foundation.