Elbow Injuries Treatment with Internal Braces
Damaged or torn ligaments and other elbow injuries can cause dislocation and functional issues. Complex elbow dislocations and other severe elbow injuries often require surgery and intensive recovery. Dr. Jonathan Glashow offers cutting-edge procedures for sports injuries and trauma involving the elbow. His orthopedic medical team provides treatment for elbow injuries with internal braces at our state-of-the-art medical facility in Upper East Side NYC.
Dr. Jonathan Glashow has a stellar reputation as one of the top sports medicine and orthopedic specialists in the field. His medical team utilizes the most advanced medical techniques to improve function and recovery time for his patients. Elbow injuries are extremely complex, due to the intricate involvement of nerves, ligaments, tendons and other tissues. Dr. Glashow offers advanced elbow injury treatment and surgery, including internal braces for complex elbow dislocations.
What Is an Internal Elbow Brace?
The use of internal elbow braces is a newer technique to repair complicated elbow injuries. One use of the internal elbow brace is to repair the ulnar collateral ligament, or UCL. A UCL injury is a common injury in baseball players that has typically been repaired with Tommy John surgery. The internal brace is less invasive, repairing the ligament with bracing tape that can help stabilize the elbow joint. The advantages are a less invasive procedure with a quicker recovery and more natural function to recover from a complex elbow dislocation injury.
The team at Jonathan Glashow, MD, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine has worked with professional athletes that require the highest level of orthopedic treatment to return to their profession. Dr. Glashow offers the most advanced options in sports injury and trauma treatment, including new techniques like complex elbow dislocation treatment with internal braces. Contact our clinic in Manhattan to schedule a consultation if you need an elbow injury treatment.