Elbow conditions are common among athletes, especially those who play tennis, baseball, basketball and golf. Fortunately, with timely treatment with an experienced orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, such as Dr. Adam Farber, at Phoenix Shoulder and Knee Clinic, elbow conditions can be treated. Here are the most common elbow conditions and their treatments offered by the Leading Phoenix orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Farber.
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis affects the outside of the elbow. This condition is often caused due to overuse when excessive stress is placed on the common extensor tendon, such as in athletes who participate in tennis and racquetball or people who engage in repetitive activities involving the wrist and/or elbow. The top orthopedic surgeon Phoenix, Dr. Farber, usually treats tennis elbow successfully using non-surgical methods using anti-inflammatory medications, exercises and bracing. A steroid injection may be given to decrease inflammation in the tendon and speed the recovery process. In the rare situation where conservative treatment is not successful, surgery can be performed to excise degenerative portion of the tendon.
DISTAL BICEPS TENDON TEARS
Tears of the distal biceps tendon are usually the result of a sudden injury, often while attempting to lift a heavy object. Patients frequently report hearing or feeling a pop and having immediate pain in the front of the elbow. For older, less active patients, non-surgical treatment consists of icing, anti-inflammatory medications, bracing, activity modifications and physical therapy is recommended by orthopedic surgeon, Phoenix. For most young, active, healthy patients with complete tendon ruptures or partial tendon ruptures which represent more than 50% of the tendon thickness, surgical treatment is recommended that consists of reattaching the ruptured tendon back to its insertion on the radius bone of the forearm.
TRICEPS TENDON TEARS
Injuries to the triceps tendon are most common in males, especially over the age of 35 resulting in partial or complete tears. For partial tears, non-surgical treatment such as anti-inflammatory medications, bracing, activity modifications, physical therapy, and regenerative therapy is recommended. For active, healthy patients with complete tendon ruptures or partial tendon ruptures, surgical treatment is recommended by Phoenix orthopedic surgeon. Surgery consists of reattaching the ruptured tendon back to its insertion on the ulna bone of the forearm.
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