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Elbow Pain Treatment in the Raleigh Area

Elbow Injuries - Did You Know?

The elbow is a complex joint that allows you to perform pushing and pulling movements and to rotate your forearm. Elbow pain can be caused by injury or strain to the bones in the elbow joint, the surrounding muscles, or tendons, which attach the muscles to the bones.

Expert Elbow Specialists in Wake County

Raleigh Orthopaedic elbow specialists, Dr. Cadet, Dr. Jernigan, Dr. Schreiber, Dr. Tuttle, Dr. Wein, and Dr. Wyker, provide a complete range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for elbow conditions. The Raleigh Orthopaedic elbow surgeons work closely with our on-site Certified Hand Therapists to treat a wide variety of conditions using conservative alternatives to ensure our patients receive the most appropriate care for their elbow condition.

Each of our Wake County, NC clinics offer elbow specialists with comprehensive care and advice for your elbow injury.

Common Elbow Injuries Treated at Raleigh Orthopaedic

Elbow Treatments in Wake County

Elbow injuries can be complex and require expert evaluation before a treatment plan can be developed. Our experts will evaluate your individual situation before a diagnosis is reached and a specific plan of attack for your needs is developed.

Nonsurgical Treatment for Your Elbow Pain

Many elbow injuries do not require surgical intervention. Our physicians will likely recommend much more conservative treatments as these typically yield great results and will get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible. Injuries and conditions that usually do not require surgery include:

  • UCL Tear
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
  • Elbow Fractures

Once your specific condition has been determined to not need surgical treatment, our experts will come up with a treatment plan catered to you. These typically involve restricting movement of the elbow, activities to avoid, pain relievers, or physical therapy. Each aspect of your plan will be explained by our physicians so you understand each aspect of your treatment.

Reasons for Elbow Surgery

Raleigh Orthopaedic elbow surgeons may recommend surgery if you have one of the following conditions:

  • You elbow pain continues despite nonsurgical treatments
  • Pain after extensive use
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Persistent pain in your elbow
  • You can no longer perform daily activities
  • Stiffness after long periods of rest or inactivity
  • If your injury or condition limits your athletic performance

Our elbow surgeons are experts in several approaches to repairing your elbow, including:

The biceps tendons connect the soft tissue of the bicep to the bones and allow us to move our limbs. The bicep has two tendons, one of which connects to the elbow. Occasionally, trauma can cause this tendon to tear. This will often lead to pain and a decrease in range of motion. Reattaching the bicep tendon can be done in multiple ways and you will need to have a conversation with your doctor to determine the best course of action for your situation. 

The elbow is one of the most common places for arthritis to present in the body. Using arthroscopic techniques, surgery can be a great option without the long recovery time. Elbow arthroscopy involves minimal incision, as the doctor is able to use a camera tool to remove excess tissue and bone spurs from the joint. This reduces recovery time to get you back to doing what you love.

A UCL tear is one of the most common injuries in throwing athletes. A tear in the Ulnar Collateral Ligament can range in severity and can occasionally require surgical treatment. Similar to the bicep tear previously listed, there are many methods used to surgically repair a UCL tear and a conversation with your physician will be necessary. 

Elbow Clinics in Wake County

The Triangle Community can count on Raleigh Orthopaedic’s six locations to provide top-of-the-line elbow care. With clinics in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Holly Springs, Garner, Cary, and West Cary-Panther Creek, you never have to travel far for your treatment. Our two surgery centers in Raleigh and Panther Creek also offer expert surgical care so you can remain with our expert physicians no matter your treatment plan.

Additional Information for your Elbow Appointment

  • Aetna / Coventry
  • Alignment HC
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Military/ Tricare East
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan / PHCS
  • Prime Health
  • United Healthcare

 

Please come to your first appointment 30 minutes early with your photo ID, insurance card, and if applicable, any images or scans related to your visit. If your insurance plan has a copay, that will be collected at the time of check-in. At your first appointment with Raleigh Orthopaedic, you will be expected to complete new patient forms, including a medical history questionnaire. You can update your demographics and fill out your new patient forms prior to your appointment through our Patient Portal. These forms will be used to get a baseline overview of pre-existing conditions and a better initial understanding of where and how you’re experiencing pain or discomfort. Conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, anemia, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes may all impact both diagnosis and treatment plan options.

If you are in need of emergency medical care for your elbow, please go to UNC Rex Hospital. Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists are on call for orthopedic trauma at all hours of the day.

Explore other Services Available at Raleigh Orthopaedic

The experts at Raleigh Orthopaedic are proud to offer elbow treatment along with the following list of treatments for multiple orthopedic injuries and conditions.

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