Elbow

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Elbow Procedures:

  • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow
  • Cartilage Repair | Cubital Tunnel Treatment | Herrin, IL | Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Paducah, KYThis outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, allows the physician to examine the cartilage, bones, ligaments and tendons of the elbow for damage or disorders. The physician uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted into the elbow. » Watch the animation

  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Cartilage Repair | Cubital Tunnel Treatment | Herrin, IL | Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Paducah, KYThis outpatient procedure, performed under general or regional anesthesia, alleviates compression of the ulnar nerve. This nerve travels along the inner side of the elbow and down to the hand. Cubital tunnel release is used to treat cubital tunnel syndrome. » Watch the animation

  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Cartilage Repair | Cubital Tunnel Treatment | Herrin, IL | Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Paducah, KYThis procedure is designed to repair a torn elbow ligament – an injury typically caused by strong, repetitive overhead throwing motions of the arm or by dislocation of the elbow. It was first performed in 1974 on baseball pitcher Tommy John. » Watch the animation

  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow
  • Cartilage Repair | Cubital Tunnel Treatment | Herrin, IL | Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Paducah, KYThis outpatient procedure, performed under general or regional anesthesia, repositions the ulnar nerve to prevent it from sliding against or becoming pinched by the medial epicondyle (the bony bump on the inner side of the elbow). Ulnar nerve transposition is used to treat cubital tunnel syndrome. » Watch the animation

Elbow Conditions:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Cartilage Repair | Cubital Tunnel Treatment | Herrin, IL | Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Paducah, KYThis condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is a degeneration of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow. » Watch the animation

  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golf Elbow)
  • Cartilage Repair | Cubital Tunnel Treatment | Herrin, IL | Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Paducah, KYThis condition is a degeneration of the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm of the hand. These tendons are located above the medial epicondyle, the bony bump on the inner side of the elbow. Although this condition is often referred to as golfer’s elbow, medial epicondylitis can be caused by any repetitious use of these muscles. » Watch the animation

  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Repair | Cubital Tunnel Treatment | Herrin, IL | Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Paducah, KYThis condition is an injury to the medial ulnar collateral ligament, a ligament composed of three bands located on the inner side of the elbow. The MUCL connects the humerus to the ulna. Injury to the MUCL can cause pain, weakness and sometimes a feeling of instability in the arm.   » Watch the animation

  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
  • Cartilage Repair | Cubital Tunnel Treatment | Herrin, IL | Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Paducah, KYOveruse injures can cause pain and other problems in the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. These injuries typically affect athletes and people who perform repetitive motions. Children and adolescents, whose bones have not yet matured, and factory workers are particularly susceptible to overuse injuries. » Watch the animation

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