The elbow is a hinge like joint that allow high level human function such as throwing. Three structures contribute to this function – bone, cartilage, and ligaments. The bony architecture of the elbow is that of a hinge joint. As with other joints the joint surfaces of the elbow are lined by a thin layer of articular cartilage that help the elbow move freely without friction. The elbow is stabilized by important ligaments – the MUCL (medial ulna collateral ligament), the LUCL (lateral ulna collateral ligament), and the RCL (radial collateral ligament. Several tendons traverse the elbow joint such as the biceps tendon, the wrist extensor and flexor tendons. An injury to any one of these systems can lead to elbow pain and dysfunction. Learn more about the conditions that Dr. Seneviratne treats in the following sections.
- Nitric oxide protocol for tennis and golfer’s elbow
- TENEX procedure for tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Elbow arthroscopy for olecranon bursectomy
- Distal biceps repair surgery
- Tommy John surgery for MUCL reconstruction
- PRP (platelet rich plasma) for elbow problems
- Stem cell therapy for elbow problems