Elbow Surgery

Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center

Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center located in Houston, TX

Your elbows allow for a large portion of your arm’s movement, and you likely use them countless times throughout your day. Elbow pain can make day-to-day life challenging, but the team at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center in Houston, Texas, can make the necessary repairs to improve your elbow mobility and alleviate pain. If elbow pain interferes with your movement, call Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center, or book an appointment online today.

Elbow Surgery Q & A

What is elbow surgery?

Elbow surgery is an invasive treatment option for pain, inflammation, or stiffness affecting one or both of your elbows. 

Elbow pain is particularly common because your elbows play a major role in many day-to-day movements, like throwing a baseball or lifting heavy objects at work. Over time, repeated actions like these can result in wear and tear damage within your elbow joints.

Elbow pain can also come from acute injuries that happen very suddenly and usually cause considerable pain. In addition to pain, elbow injuries and degeneration can result in numbness, tingling, stiffness, and swelling. 

If symptoms like these impede your ability to use your elbows or stop you from getting a good night’s sleep, elbow pain procedures or surgery may be necessary.


What can elbow surgery treat?

Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center can provide you with high-caliber care for various elbow injuries and conditions affecting your elbow joints. They specialize in surgical and nonsurgical treatment for:

Elbow dislocation

Elbow dislocations happen when one of the bones comprising your elbow joint moves from its usual place, typically because of some kind of impact. 

Elbow tendonitis

Elbow tendonitis, often called tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, involves tendon damage within your elbow joints from repetitive movements. You don’t have to be an athlete to get elbow tendonitis.

Fractures

Fractures are large or small bone breaks. Elbow fractures usually happen because of sudden impact in car accidents, contact sports, and falls. 

Ulnar nerve compression

Ulnar nerve compression causes pain or numbness that radiates through your forearm and into your palm and fingers.

The team at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center also treats elbow damage from arthritis, osteochondritis dissecans, and other diseases. 


Which elbow surgeries procedures are available?

Though they specialize in safe and advanced surgeries for conditions affecting the elbow, the team at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center often recommends a customized combination of conservative treatments before they start planning a surgery. Minimally invasive treatment options for elbow pain include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Kinesio taping
  • Physical therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Tenex scar tissue removal

If surgery is necessary, you may have the option of minimally invasive surgery. 

Minimally invasive elbow surgery significantly reduces recovery time and creates less scarring because of smaller incisions. The team uses an arthroscope – a long tube with a camera at the end – to view the inside of the joint in real-time while making repairs with small instruments. 

For more information about elbow surgery and elbow pain, call Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center, or book an appointment online today.