There are several elbow surgical treatments that are currently most effective when done as an open, traditional procedure.
- Treat golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Treat Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Repair the collateral ligaments
- Fix many fractures
- Replace the elbow joint
- Decompress the ulnar nerve (funny bone nerve)
Tennis elbow is swelling and pain in your elbow. It’s caused by damage to the tendons in your arm that connect your muscles to your elbow bone. Surgery for tennis elbow removes the damaged tendon to ease pain and help you move your elbow more easily.
Surgeon makes a cut above the bone on the side of your elbow. Then she removes the damaged piece of tendon and reattaches the healthy part back to the bone. The doctor might also remove a tiny piece of bone in your elbow to improve blood flow and help the area heal faster.