ELBOW & WRIST
Elbow & Wrist Conditions Treated
Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Fractures
Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken elbow.
The elbow joint is a hinge type of joint composed of three bones. The humerus (the upper arm bone) forms the joint with two bones of the forearm: the radius and the ulna. The ulna forms the bony point of the elbow.
Different kinds of injury can damage any of the three bones that form the elbow joint. This is especially common when you fall on an outstretched hand. The bone may fracture into two or more pieces. In certain types of elbow fractures, your bone has broken, but its pieces still line up correctly. In other types of fractures (displaced fractures), the injury moves the bone fragments out of alignment
Triceps Tendon Rupture
Triceps tendon ruptures are uncommon injuries, but they typically require surgical repair. Multiple primary repair techniques are available, including transosseous, suture anchor, and anatomic repairs. The “suture bridge” repair technique provides an anatomic repair of the distal triceps tendon to its footprint.
Meidal and Lateral Epicondylitis (Golfers and Tennis Elbow)
Elbow epicondylitis repair is a surgery technique used to treat tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis.) Both conditions are caused by degenerative changes in the tendon, due to overuse and repetitive stress to the tendons of the elbow. For patients who are diagnosed with elbow epicondylitis, surgery is recommended, especially for patients who have not responded to other, more conservative treatments, within a 6-12 month period.
Biceps Tendon Repair
The FAST procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that removes tendon scar tissue from the elbow and allows you to return to your active lifestyle. In the FAST procedure, the Tenex or TX1 tissue removal system is utilized to deliver ultrasonic energy to a hand piece with a needle like tip that breaks up and removes the damaged tissue.
If conservative treatment options fail to resolve the condition and symptoms persist for 6 -12 months, your surgeon may recommend you undergo a surgical procedure to treat tennis elbow called lateral epicondyle release surgery. Surgery is considered a last resort for this condition and only 1 in 10 patients requires surgical intervention. The surgical success rate for relieving Tennis Elbow pain is 85-95%.