Our specialty-trained elbow doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' elbow injuries and conditions.
The elbow is a complex joint that can bend, straighten, and twist. However, these movements make it less stable and more prone to damage and injury of the tendons, ligaments, and bones. Pain and injuries in the elbow happen to everyone, no matter their age group or level of activity. Younger individuals typically experience pain due to a sport-related injury with repetitive motions like golfer's or tennis elbow. On the other hand, older individuals experience pain due to the wear and tear with age like arthritis. All elbow pain can make daily activities difficult, but an elbow doctor can help diagnose your injury or condition and offer treatment options to provide relief.
Know When It's Time to See an Elbow Doctor Near You
You should make an appointment with an elbow doctor near you if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Elbow pain when bending or straightening your arm
- Large bump on your elbow bone
- Numbness or tingling that moves into your wrist and hand
- Pain that occurs when twisting or moving your wrist
- Pain that radiates from your shoulder to your elbow and wrist
- Swelling, stiffness, or tenderness in the joint
These symptoms may be an indication of an injury or condition like the following, which our doctors can diagnose and treat:
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Nerve or tendon injuries
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) injury
Our elbow specialists understand that pain in your elbow can affect your daily life. To consult with one of our orthopedic doctors, you can request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730 for an appointment. We have locations in Boulder and Lafayette.
Get Your Life Back in Motion With BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine
When it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your injury or condition, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration, including their professional training and level of expertise.
Our specialty-trained orthopedic doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD, Lorri J. Fulkerson, MD, Kathleen M. Kollitz, MD, Daniel L. Master, MD, Meredith H. Mayo, MD, Stephen D. Paul, MD, Khemarin Seng, MD, and Lynn A. Voss, MD, have all completed specialty training specifically in the elbow. Some of our doctors have completed fellowship training, which is an extra year of schooling dedicated solely to obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge needed in order to treat conditions and injuries relating to a specific area of the body or medical specialty. All of our specialists have the expertise to diagnose and treat your elbow injury or condition individually to your specific needs.
To treat your elbow injury or condition, our doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods first, such as physical therapy, activity modification, or injections. However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical methods do not provide adequate relief and surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. Our surgeons specialize in performing a variety of procedures, which include:
- Arthroscopic elbow surgery
- Cubital tunnel decompression
- Elbow, arm, or forearm fracture repair
- Elbow replacement
- Nerve or tendon repair
- Nerve or tendon transfer
- Ulnar nerve transposition
In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical and surgical care, our surgeons also work closely with our physical therapists, taking a team approach in your recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.
To consult with one of our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine elbow doctors about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.