Anatomy of the Elbow

The elbow functions as a hinge joint between the humerus bone of the upper arm and the ulna and radius bones of the lower arm. A capsule, strengthened by surrounding ligaments, encloses the common joint structure.

Importance of the Elbow

The elbow uses three flexor muscles to perform flexion and extension movements of the forearm. Injury to elbow may inhibit this movement and cause pain. Elbow injuries are often ignored and underestimated compared to injuries of larger joints, but may lead to chronic pain if untreated.

Treatment of Elbow Problems

Our board certified orthopaedic surgeons specialize in the treatment, surgical and nonsurgical, of a variety of elbow conditions and procedures including:

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Ulnar Neuritis

  • Tendonitis

  • Throwing Injuries

  • Fractures

  • Nerve Impingement & Inflammation

  • Dislocation

Cathryn J. Vadala, MD, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon at Tri-City Orthopaedics

Cathryn “CJ” Vadala, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained hand and elbow surgeon. She specializes in both nonsurgical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity.