Elbow Orthopedic Surgery in Georgia | Academy Orthopedics L.L.C
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At Academy Orthopedics, we understand that elbow issues can significantly impact your daily life and activities. Since opening our doors in downtown Cumming, GA, in 1985, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing the highest quality elbow care, blending professionalism with a warm, personable touch.

Our board-certified physicians, fellowship-trained in general orthopedics, hand & upper extremity, and sports medicine, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each patient case.

From UCL reconstruction to managing elbow arthritis, our orthopedic elbow specialists are equipped to diagnose, treat, and help you recover from a wide range of elbow injuries and conditions.

Whether you’re an athlete aiming to recover from an elbow injury and resume sports activities or an individual seeking relief from daily discomfort and elbow symptoms, our team of specialists and elbow doctors is dedicated to assisting you on your path to restored health.

Elbow Conditions & Procedures

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UCL Reconstruction

The Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) is crucial for stabilizing the elbow during throwing motions, making it especially important for athletes. When this ligament is damaged, it can lead to significant instability and elbow pain, necessitating reconstruction. The UCL reconstruction procedure (Tommy John Surgery) aims to restore stability and function, followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation program designed to return athletes to their sport safely and effectively.

Tennis Elbow

Caused by overuse and strain on the muscles around the elbow, Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis) results in pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow. We offer a range of surgical and non-surgical interventions to alleviate symptoms and promote healing.

Golfer’s Elbow

Similar to Tennis Elbow but affecting the inside of the elbow, the Golfer’s Elbow is characterized by pain and inflammation. Our treatment approach includes both conservative measures and elbow surgery options if necessary, alongside a tailored rehabilitation program to ensure a full recovery.

Distal Biceps Repair

Distal biceps repair is a surgical procedure performed to reattach a torn or ruptured distal biceps tendon back to the bone. This injury typically occurs near the elbow and can result from sudden forceful movements or chronic overuse.

Elbow Arthritis

Arthritis in the elbow can be debilitating, leading to pain, stiffness, and a decrease in range of motion. We treat various types of elbow arthritis with a combination of elbow surgical treatment and non-surgical options, aiming to relieve pain and restore function. Our elbow doctor will guide you through the symptoms and progression of the condition, as well as the available treatment options.

Elbow Fractures

Elbow fractures can result from traumatic events such as falling on an outstretched arm, direct elbow impact, or joint twisting beyond its capacity. Surgery is necessary for displaced or open fractures to reposition bones and stabilize the joint using screws, plates, pins, or wires.

Elbow Injuries

Elbow injuries can occur due to various causes including trauma, repetitive movements, or overuse during physical activities. Common types of elbow injuries include fractures, dislocations, tendonitis, and ligament sprains.

Elbow Contracture

Elbow contracture refers to a condition where there is limited mobility or stiffness in the elbow joint, often due to scar tissue formation, prolonged immobilization, or certain medical conditions like arthritis. It can restrict the range of motion and affect daily activities unless treated through physical therapy, stretching exercises, or in severe cases, surgical treatments.

Little League Elbow

Little League Elbow, also known as medial epicondyle apophysitis, is a condition commonly seen in young baseball players, particularly pitchers, due to repetitive stress on the elbow during throwing. It involves inflammation and irritation of the growth plate on the inner side of the elbow, leading to pain, swelling, and decreased throwing performance.

Advanced Elbow Procedures

From arthroscopy, offering a minimally invasive look inside the elbow joint, to the precision of distal biceps repair and ligament reconstruction, our surgical techniques are designed for effective results and optimized recovery. Our dedicated postoperative care ensures you’re supported every step of the way back to full activity.

Why Choose Academy Orthopedics?

Choosing Academy Orthopedics means opting for a practice that values you as an individual. Our orthopedic doctor offers a patient-first approach and that is at the heart of everything we do.

From our early beginnings to our current multi-location presence, our mission has remained the same: to get you back to what you love doing most. With our on-site surgery center and a focus on a broad range of treatments for musculoskeletal conditions such as ulnar nerve neuropathy, cubital tunnel syndrome, and other sports elbow injuries, we’re uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive care without the wait and impersonality of larger practices.

Take the First Step Toward Elbow Relief with Academy Orthopedics

If you’re struggling with severe elbow pain symptoms and seeking a solution that combines expert care with a personal touch, look no further than Academy Orthopedics. With locations in Cumming, Buford, and Duluth, GA, our friendly team of doctors is ready to welcome you and guide you through your recovery journey.

Ready to take the first step towards elbow relief? Contact us or schedule an appointment today and experience the difference of being treated like family. Let us help you return to a life free of elbow pain and stiffness.