Elbow Injuries

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Dr. Wright takes a conservative approach to the treatment of elbow injuries. Certain surgeries can be performed through minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, using small incisions and specially designed instruments to examine and repair the injury. Other surgeries require an open approach.

Among the conditions that Dr. Wright treats:

  • Arthritis: Whether caused by the trauma of injury or brought on by old age, arthritis causes the cartilaginous surface of the elbow to become damaged or worn.
  • Elbow pain: Elbow pain can have a variety of different causes, and treatments vary. Dr. Wright will help you determine the nature of your condition and prescribe the most appropriate treatment.
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve, one of the main nerves of the arm and hand. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and tingling that start at the elbow or proximal forearm and can radiate into the fingers.
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow): Lateral epicondylitis is a degenerative condition of the tendons that anchor the muscles used to extend or lift the forearm, wrist and fingers. Symptoms include severe, burning pain on the external part of the elbow.