Elbow Injuries We Specialize In Treating.
- Manual labor
- Club and racquet sports (golf, tennis, baseball)
- Throwing sports
- Manual labor
Biceps Tendon Tear
- Proximal bicep tendon tear. The proximal bicep tendon is the more commonly torn. The causes of a tear are injury (typically a fall on an outstretched hand) and overuse. A sudden, sharp pain immediately presents. A loud snap or pop may be heard. Bruising, tenderness, weakness, and a visible anatomical deformity present shortly after the injury.
- Distal bicep tendon tear. Distal bicep tendon tears are uncommon. The cause of a tear is almost always lifting an object that is too heavy. An audible pop followed by severe pain occurs. Swelling, bruising, weakness, and a visible anatomic deformity are seen shortly after the injury.
Elbow Fractures, Breaks & Sprains
Three bones join to form the elbow joint. Strong ligaments connect the humerus (arm bone), radius (large forearm bone) and ulna (small forearm bone). The elbow joint is very important because it moves the arm and forearm.
Elbow injuries are common. An elbow fracture, break, and sprain should be seen by an Orthopedic Institute of Central Jersey (OICJ) specialist. The following are common causes of an elbow fracture, break, and sprain:
- Direct blows
Pain, swelling, bruising, and stiffness are common symptoms. OICJ specialists analyze symptoms, perform an elbow examination, and order and analyze medical imaging studies (x-rays and possibly an MRI) to diagnose elbow fractures, breaks, and sprains. An accurate diagnosis leads to effective treatment.
Ulnar Nerve Injuries
The elbow is a hinge joint. The humerus (arm bone), radius (large forearm bone), and ulna (small forearm bone) join to form the elbow joint. Ligaments hold the bones together. The ulnar ligament is a ligament on the lateral (outside) part of the elbow.
The ulnar ligament is susceptible to injury. A great deal of stress is placed on the ulnar ligament when throwing motions are performed. Overhead throwing athletes are most at risk to sustain an ulnar ligament injury. An injury can range from mild inflammation and irritation to a complete tear.
Pain is the most common symptom of an ulnar ligament injury. Pain usually gets worse when an object is gripped or a fist is made. Swelling and bruising are symptoms of a complete tear. Decreased range of motion and decreased performance are common.