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.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.