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Biologics – Elbow

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Elbow

Ortho RI Biologics provides an innovative approach to get you back to doing what matters most, offering biologic procedures for a wide variety of elbow injuries and conditions.

Elbow arthritis

The breakdown of the cartilage that coats the ends of bones and joints in the elbow. Normally, damaged cartilage repairs itself as older cartilage is degraded. When this degradation outpaces repair, cartilage breakdown occurs and damage to bone results. Symptoms of shoulder arthritis include pain, tenderness, stiffness, decreased flexibility, a grating sensation during movement, the formation of bone spurs around the affected joint.

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Tennis elbow

A form of tendinitis known as lateral epicondylitis, in which the tendons that attach to the bone on the outer side of the elbow have degenerated, caused by repetitive motions or aging. Tennis elbow can affect patients who don’t play tennis but still repeat stressful movements with their arms. In some severe cases, arthroscopic surgery may be required to remove the damaged tissue. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, a burning sensation on the outside of the elbow, and weak grip strength.

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Golfer’s elbow

A form of tendinitis known as medial epicondylitis, in which the tendons attached to the inner side of the elbow, which bend the wrist and fingers, become inflamed. This condition arises from overuse and repetitive movement of the muscles and tendons of the forearm. Though often called golfer’s elbow, lateral epicondylitis can affect patients who don’t play tennis but still repeat stressful movements with their arms. In some severe cases, arthroscopic surgery may be required to remove the damaged tissue. Symptoms include pain, tenderness on the inner side of the elbow, stiffness, weakness, and numbness or tingling, especially in the pinky and ring fingers.

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UCL tear

A tear in the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) on the inner side of the elbow. This ligament connects the inside of your upper arm (humerus) to the inside of your forearm (ulna) and helps support and stabilize your arm. This commonly occurs in throwing types of sports, and may occur as a sudden tear or as a repetitive injury. Symptoms include swelling, bruising, stiffness, numbness or tingling in the ring and little fingers and hand, and clumsiness and weakness of hand grip.

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Biceps tendinopathy

Biceps tendinopathy is the tearing, inflammation, or pain in the biceps tendon. This strong, cord-like structure connects the biceps muscle to the bones in the elbow. Symptoms commonly include pain in the elbow and weakness.

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Triceps tendinopathy

Biceps tendinopathy is the tearing, inflammation, or pain in the biceps tendon. This strong, cord-like structure connects the biceps muscle to the bones in the elbow. Symptoms commonly include pain in the elbow and weakness.

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