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The elbow is a joint made up of three bones, and it is surrounded by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Your elbow allows you to perform a wide variety of arm, wrist and shoulder movements. However, it is also susceptible to injury. Elbow fractures and dislocations are commonly caused by a trauma involving a fall on an outstretched arm, a direct blow to the elbow or abnormal twisting of the joint.

With our team of double board certified Sports Medicine physicians and Orthopedic surgeons, you can trust us for comprehensive treatment of all types of elbow injuries, including elbow dislocations and the following types of elbow fractures:

  • Radial Head & Neck Fractures
  • Olecranon Fractures
  • Distal Humerus Fractures

Treatment For A Dislocated Elbow

Since the elbow is a stabilizing joint for bone surfaces, ligaments and muscles, a sudden dislocation can result in injury to any or all of these structures. Our physicians will perform a thorough examination to determine the degree of your elbow dislocation, which can be a simple dislocation without any major bone injury or a more complex dislocation involving bone, ligament or nerve damage.

Non-surgical treatment can be used for simple elbow dislocations, which may include slowly returning the bones to natural alignment under mild sedatives and following a physical therapy regime after your elbow is kept immobile for a period of time.

If you have suffered a complex dislocation, surgery can restore your elbow joint effectively and repair any ligaments, blood vessels or nerves that were damaged. This can require sophisticated surgical techniques that our orthopedic surgeons have successfully carried out. The goal of all treatment options is to restore full strength and mobility to the elbow joint.

Regardless of the type of your treatment your elbow dislocation or fracture requires, you can depend on our staff at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians to fully explain your condition and procedure options upfront. Whether you are an active senior adult or a young professional athlete, we will make every effort to ensure you achieve the most positive outcome possible after an elbow injury. Our practice utilizes cutting-edge treatment techniques and we are known for staying at the forefront of sports medicine.

Contact our practice today to schedule your consultation with Atlanta’s leading elbow repair surgeon.

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Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

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Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

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The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.

North Charleston, SC

8720 North Park Blvd, Suite A

North Charleston, SC, 29406

FAX: (843) 872-0626