Our team specializes in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating this degenerative joint condition, which can cause the breakdown of cartilage in the elbow joint. We offer comprehensive care designed to help you find relief and regain comfortable elbow function so you can return to doing what you love.

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What are the symptoms of elbow osteoarthritis?

Elbow osteoarthritis commonly presents with the following symptoms:

  • Elbow Pain: Persistent pain in the elbow joint, which may worsen with movement or activity.
  • Stiffness: Reduced range of motion in the elbow makes extending or flexing the arm challenging.
  • Swelling: Inflammation and swelling around the elbow joint.
  • Crepitus: A crunching or grinding sensation in the elbow joint during movement.
  • Weakness: Weakening of the muscles surrounding the elbow joint due to disuse or pain avoidance.
  • Limited Function: Difficulty performing tasks that require gripping, lifting, or carrying objects.

Expert diagnosis and evaluation

Our team of experienced physicians at HSA is dedicated to accurately diagnosing elbow osteoarthritis. We conduct a thorough evaluation, including a physical examination, a review of medical history, and imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans. This enables us to assess the extent of joint damage, determine the severity of the condition, and create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Comprehensive treatment options

Our board-certified specialists at HSA offer various treatment options to manage elbow osteoarthritis and alleviate your symptoms effectively. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs, considering factors such as the severity of the condition, your overall health, and your lifestyle goals. Treatment options may include:

Surgical treatments

  • Arthroscopy: Minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove damaged tissue, smooth rough joint surfaces, or repair ligaments and tendons in the elbow joint.
  • Elbow Joint Replacement: Surgical intervention to replace the damaged elbow joint with an artificial joint, providing pain relief and improved function.

Minimally invasive interventions

  • Corticosteroid Injections: Injections of anti-inflammatory medications into the elbow joint to provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation.
  • Viscosupplementation: Injections of hyaluronic acid to improve joint lubrication and reduce friction in the elbow joint.

Non-surgical approaches

  • Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises and stretches to improve elbow strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Medications: Pain-relieving medications and anti-inflammatory drugs to manage discomfort and reduce inflammation.
  • Assistive Devices: Using supportive devices such as braces, splints, or sleeves to stabilize and support the elbow joint.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Recommendations for activity modification, ergonomic adjustments, and weight management to minimize stress on the elbow joint.
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Why Choose HSA for elbow osteoarthritis care?

Our physicians at HSA are board-certified and fellowship-trained in orthopedics and microvascular surgery. They possess extensive knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treating elbow osteoarthritis. And because our team recognizes that every patient's condition is unique, we will work closely with you to develop a personalized approach that addresses your symptoms, lifestyle, and goals, maximizing your recovery.

Your journey to relief starts here.

We utilize advanced surgical techniques, minimally invasive procedures, and state-of-the-art technologies to provide the most effective and innovative treatment options while emphasizing the importance of rehabilitation in elbow osteoarthritis treatment. Our practice features a team of skilled hand and physical therapists who work closely with our physicians to develop customized rehabilitation programs to optimize your recovery and improve elbow function.

If you are experiencing elbow pain, stiffness, or limited mobility, don't let elbow osteoarthritis affect your quality of life. Contact HSA today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards finding relief and restoring optimal elbow function. Our skilled team of specialists is here to guide you on your path to improved elbow health.

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