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Elbow Surgery

Elbow painMany of our elbow orthopedic surgeons treat conditions of the elbow and perform elbow surgery. Some of the elbow conditions treated by Beaumont orthopedic surgeons include:

Bone and Joint Problems of the Elbow

  • fractures and dislocations
  • arthritis (including arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement)
  • joint contractures
  • heterotopic ossification ("extra bone") 

Muscle, Tendon, and Ligament

  • tendon lacerations or ruptures (distal biceps tendon, triceps tendon)
  • ligament and cartilage injuries (including collateral ligaments and osteochondral defects)
  • tendon inflammation and epicondylitis (biceps tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow)


  • nerve laceration or palsy (via repair or tendon transfer)
  • nerve compression (cubital tunnel syndrome)

Skin and Soft Tissue Issues

  • ganglion cysts, other masses in the elbow
  • infections, burns, or contractures
  • skin grafts

Advanced Treatment: Tenex Tenotomy

The Tenex tenotomy procedure is a non-surgical procedure used to treat chronic pain associated with tendinitis/tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis/fasciosis. The minimally invasive technique can reduce tendon pain by breaking down and removing damaged tissues with high-frequency ultrasound energy. The procedure is commonly used to treat tendinitis/tendinopathy of the elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, and plantar fascia.  The procedure is performed using local anesthetic and ultrasound guidance which makes it extremely safe.  The procedure is minimally invasive and allows patients to return to normal activities faster than surgery.

The procedure is performed though a small skin puncture (2-3mm) and the device is advanced to the diseased tendon or plantar fascia using ultrasound guidance.  The device then removes the diseased tissue and stimulates your bodies normal healing response.  The device is then removed and small bandage is applied.  Patients go home shortly after the procedure and typically have a short course (3-7 days) of relative immobilization in a sling or walking boot.