We use our elbows in many ways every day. Most of our upper arm muscles are attached to our elbows to help them function. When an injury occurs, we can lose most of its function which can hinder our ability to lift, drink, write, and other activities of daily living.
Some injuries may be more extensive than others but most elbow injuries can be healed with a simple brace and rest. Listed below are common injuries and the means in which Bioworks will be able to assist in recovery. Please give us a call or fill out the contact information below if you are interested in any of these options.
Elbow UCL Tear
- UCL is most important ligament for stability of the elbow
- typically surgically repaired (Tommy John’s)
- placed in a breg t-chek brace
- caused by a lot of repetitive motion, especially during the acceleration of the throwing motion
- depending on severity may be in a sling for a few weeks
- some doctors use the Band-Its or Wrist Brace
- extensor tendon overload, seen most often with adult patients
- a deceleration in the throwing motion
- Band-It, Wrist Brace, and rest
- bursitis may present with a little bump on the elbow (bursa-fluid filled sac)
- may be warm and point tender
- a physician may drain any excess fluid
- an elbow sleeve will give compression and protect the area
Radial Head Fractures
- possibly caused by a direct blow to the elbow
- a physician my place in a cast or Breg T-check ROM brace (w/ possible handpiece)
- graduate to a sleeve
Our specialists can answer your elbow injury questions.
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