Baseball, tennis, and golf are three sports associated with frequent elbow injuries, but anyone who engages in repetitive movements or falls on their arm can end up with a painful elbow problem. The team at MidJersey Orthopaedics has extensive experience diagnosing and treating elbow injuries using the full scope of non-surgical and surgical options. Don’t suffer from elbow pain; call the office in Flemington or Bridgewater, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online.
The team at MidJersey Orthopaedics treats diseases of the elbow and the surrounding tissues, such as:
Osteoarthritis typically develops over years of wear and tear that damage the cartilage, making it a degenerative disease rather than an elbow injury. However, a condition called post-traumatic arthritis rapidly develops after you sustain a direct trauma to your elbow. Post-traumatic arthritis accounts for 12% of all cases of osteoarthritis.
Your MidJersey Orthopaedics physician determines the best treatment based on the underlying problem. In most cases, treatment begins with simple treatments such as activity modification and rest, ice treatments, home exercises, and a brace. If not successful, more invasive treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can be helpful.
The MidJersey Orthopaedics team creates PRP in the office by drawing your blood and processing it in a centrifuge so the natural platelets and plasma separate from the other blood cells.
When your doctor injects the PRP into your elbow, the platelets release growth factors, proteins that trigger healing, promote cell regeneration, and regulate inflammation.
Surgery is often the first line of treatment for a complex fracture or a torn tendon or ligament. If your elbow pain or immobility doesn’t improve after several months of conservative treatments, your physician may also recommend surgery to repair the problem and accelerate healing. Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries are available, which have a faster recovery period.
No matter what caused your elbow injury, the team at MidJersey Orthopaedics can help. Call one of the offices or book an appointment online today.