Elbow Procedures

Elbow Procedures

Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow Release

Surgery to correct tennis elbow and golfer's elbow that may be performed with an arthroscope, by open surgery or using a combination of these methods to:

  • Repair tears in the tendon
  • Remove tissue that is inflamed
  • Cut and reattach the tendon

Surgery can be done with general or regional anesthetic and can require an overnight stay in the hospital.

Cubital Tunnel Release

Cubital tunnel release is a surgical procedure performed to correct damage to the elbow's ulnar nerve. This damage is known as cubital tunnel syndrome. During this procedure, the surgeon will relieve the pressure on the nerve as it passes through the elbow by either:

  • Transposing the nerve through a new tunnel in the forearm
  • Removing the bony bump on the inside of the elbow to eliminate pressure on the nerve

Cubital tunnel release is usually done on an outpatient basis, using a general or regional anesthetic.


Arthroscopy is a type of surgical procedure using an arthroscope. Inserted into a joint, this device allows the surgeon to see joint surfaces, ligaments, tendons and cartilage to diagnose problems or perform surgery to correct problems. Arthroscopic surgery can be performed on any joint, although it is most commonly used in the commonly performed on shoulders, knees and ankles. The benefits of arthroscopy as opposed to traditional open surgery is that it is less painful, less costly, requires less recovery time and usually can be performed on an outpatient basis.


Arthroplasty is a procedure during which a surgeon will resurface, remodel, rebuild, or replace an injured joint or one in which a condition such as arthritis is present. It is done to relieve pain, restore range of motion and strengthen muscle systems, and is commonly performed on shoulders, knees and hips.

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