Elbow Surgeons

New York Bone & Joint Specialists -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

New York Bone & Joint Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Doctors located in New York City, NY

Lingering elbow pain can make it difficult to perform even the simplest daily tasks. Whether your elbow pain has been flaring up for a long time, or you recently suffered an acute injury, Leon E. Popovitz, MD, and the team of top elbow surgeons at New York Bone & Joint Specialists can help. With locations in the Upper East Side and Midtown West neighborhoods of Manhattan, visiting the specialists at New York Bone & Joint is easy. Click on the online scheduler to book your exam, or call your nearest office directly.

Elbow Surgeons Q & A

Why should I see an elbow surgeon?

Your elbow is a hinge joint where your humerus, ulna, and radius meet. Multiple ligaments, tendons, and muscles also help you bend and move your elbow joint. Because all of those components work together, if one of them becomes damaged or injured, your entire elbow joint is affected and can begin to hurt.

When you have elbow pain or suffer from an elbow injury, you want to visit the best elbow surgeon in NYC to get the proper diagnosis and most effective treatment solution. It’s time to come into New York Bone & Joint Specialists if you experience:

  • Elbow pain, tenderness, or swelling
  • Difficulty grasping objects
  • Elbow deformity

It’s also important to see a specialized orthopedic surgeon if your elbow discomfort is having an impact on your quality of life. For instance, if you’re experiencing pain that keeps you up at night, you should have your elbow evaluated.

Without proper treatment, a seemingly minor elbow issue can quickly turn into something more serious.

How are elbow injuries treated?

Generally, Dr. Popovitz, the leading elbow surgeon at New York Bone & Joint Specialists, will recommend starting with conservative treatment options for your elbow injury. Whether you have arthritis, tennis elbow, a broken elbow, golfer’s elbow, tendinitis, or another type of elbow injury or condition, your treatment plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Ultrasonic tenotomy (TENEX)
  • Splinting, bracing, or casting

If you have a complete fracture, tendon or ligament tear, or an injury that isn’t healing, it might be time to consider elbow surgery.

Do I need surgery for an elbow injury?

Usually, elbow surgery is reserved for more severe injuries or for cases when conservative measures aren’t enough. Elbow surgery with Dr. Popovitz and the specially trained elbow surgeons at New York Bone & Joint Specialists can involve:

  • Repairing or grafting damaged connective tissues
  • Realigning broken bones and implanting pins or plates
  • Removing damaged tissues, such as with arthritis
  • Replacing your elbow joint

New York Bone & Joint Specialists is home to the best elbow surgeons in NYC, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the care you need. They can perform most elbow surgeries using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to ensure a quicker recovery time.

Book your exam with New York Bone & Joint Specialists today by using the online scheduler or calling your nearest office.