You don’t have to play tennis to suffer from tennis elbow. And you don’t have to suffer from any type of elbow condition when the physicians at Rome Orthopaedic Center are your elbow specialists.
The elbow’s two primary functions involve bending and straightening the arm and turning the forearm over. It is no surprise that common elbow conditions such as tendonitis, broken bones, torn ligaments or sprains can dramatically impact your quality of life.
If you suffer from elbow pain, the physicians at Rome Orthopaedic Center will recommend a treatment regimen that’s right for you.
We offer the full scope of arthroscopic and open procedures, including:
- Tendon Repair
- Instability Procedure
- Ligament Repair
- Arthroscopic Contracture Release
- Total Elbow Replacement
- Fracture Care
The most common elbow injury is known as “tennis elbow” or tendonitis, which is a degeneration of the tendon on the outside of the elbow of the tendon that extends to the wrist.
It occurs in other sports activities besides tennis, but it is much more common in the workplace than it is on the court.
It’s rare to see tennis elbow in young athletes who are more prone to elbow dislocations or ulna collateral ligament sprains, which can happen in contact sports like football.
Other common elbow ailments are ulna collateral ligament injuries or ligament tears in athletes who throw. This often occurs in baseball players, particularly pitchers, and frequently requires reconstructive surgery.
These injuries also occur in overhand sports such as tennis, racquetball and volleyball that involve the use of overhead hand and arm motions.