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

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Introduction Cubital tunnel syndrome affects the ulnar nerve where it crosses the inside edge of the elbow. The symptoms are very similar to the pain from hitting your funny bone. You are actually hitting the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. The...

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Checking on My Elbow Replacement

There have been many technological improvements to elbow joint implants. As with any implant, they do not last forever. A revision of the elbow implant may be required when there is artificial joint loosening from the bone or high grade plastic wear of the...

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Types of Elbow Replacement Components

There are two types of elbow implants: Linked (semi-constrained) or unlinked (unconstrained). With linked (semi-constrained) implants, the components of the implant are connected together. Orthopaedic physicians choose linked implants when the...

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