Orthopedic Specialties

Elbow CARE

The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm to the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm through a complicated system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Elbow injuries come in many forms and can unfavorably affect people of all ages and lifestyles. To read more about elbow contions, click here.

At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained and experienced elbow surgeons are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow injuries and conditions. Frequent surgical procedures our elbow surgeons perform include cubital tunnel release (for cubital tunnel syndrome), elbow replacement, total elbow arthroplasty, medial epicondyletcomy (golfer’s elbow), lateral epicondylitis debridement (tennis elbow), elbow ligament reconstruction, ulnar nerve transposition, and osteochondritis dissecans. 

Elbow Educational Articles

Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis is sometimes referred to as tennis elbow, but you don’t have to play tennis to suffer from this condition. The backhand swing in tennis is a common activity that can cause the problem, but many other activities can result in lateral...

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Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Introduction With radial tunnel syndrome, the radial nerve is pinched when passing through a tunnel near the elbow. The symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of tennis elbow and there are very few helpful tests making it hard...

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Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Introduction Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer’s elbow. This does not mean only golfers have this condition, but the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer’s elbow such...

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