Treatments for Elbow Pain in Kansas City

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About Elbow Pain

Acute Traumatic Injuries

At Apex Orthopedics we offer personalized treatment options from our specialists for long-term or permanent relief.

Our Services

Fractures

The most common traumatic injuries of the arm and elbow are fractures which include medial epicondyle, olecranon, radial head and radial neck fractures.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Bracing
  • Splinting/casting
  • Physical therapy

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Open reduction internal fixation (surgical repair)
  • Olecranon repair
  • Radial head repair
  • Radial head replacement
  • Humerus repair

Dislocations

Elbow dislocations occur from falls and are especially common in wrestlers and other grappling athletes. Early evaluation is important to determine if the patient sustained a simple dislocation or a more complex injury such as a “terrible triad”.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Elevation
  • Immobilization
  • Bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Splinting/casting

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Surgical repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Ligament repair/reconstruction
  • Ulnar collateral ligament repair
  • Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Lateral collateral ligament repair/reconstruction
  • Radial head replacement
  • Coronoid fracture repair

Biceps & Triceps

Distal biceps tendon ruptures and triceps tendon ruptures can be easily missed in the emergency room or urgent care setting because they are commonly not seen on x-rays. Prompt diagnosis can easily be made in the orthopedic office which is important because timely treatment leads to optimal recovery.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Bracing
  • Anti-Inflammatory medication

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Distal biceps repair
  • Distal biceps tendon repair/reconstruction

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is known as lateral epicondylitis. Due to the pain caused by grasping or gripping objects, this can be significantly debilitating for otherwise young and active people.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative tissue injections
  • Soft tissue treatments/massage

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Arthroscopic or open surgery
  • Arthroscopic debridement
  • Removal of damaged tendon/ tissue

Golfer's Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow is a similar condition that is known as medial epicondylitis, although it most commonly occurs in those who are not recreational golfers.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Removal of damaged tendon/tissue

Related Physicians

Meet the Apex Orthopedic providers who are highly trained and specialized in these concerns & treatments.

David J. Clymer, MD Specialty: Hip & Knee
Valerie A. Deardorff, MD Specialty: Hand Specialist, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Michael Khadavi, MD, RMSK* Specialty: Regenerative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine
Brittany J. Moore, MD Specialty: Sports Medicine & Regenerative Medicine

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