Elbow contractures restrict your elbow motion and may be painful.
An elbow contracture can develop as result of a previous trauma, surgery, or a systemic inflammatory condition. The contracture will restrict your elbow motion and may be painful. The contracture may be due to a bony abnormality preventing the joint from normal function or from the surrounding soft tissues. If the issue is due to soft tissue initial treatment may involve therapy, serial splinting, and cortisone injections. If the issue involves bony abnormalities, or conservative management with soft tissue contracture has failed, surgical intervention may be necessary. Radiographs, CT, or MRI may be necessary imaging tools used to determine the extent of involvement in the joint and soft tissues.
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.