Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
While the elbow is a very stable joint, when pushed to the limit, it can be dislocated. Sports injuries, severe falls and other trauma can cause a dislocation of the elbow, stretching or damage to the ligaments that hold the joint in place. One of the main ligaments that stabilizes the elbow is the lateral ulnar collateral ligament. When a dislocation causes lasting damage to this ligament, it can impact function. Jonathan Glashow, MD, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine offers cutting-edge lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction at our medical facility in New York City.
When the elbow is dislocated, the ligaments are stretched to allow the bones to move out of their normal position. In most cases, after the elbow bones are reset into their correct position, the ligaments can be strengthened to restore normal function. In some severe elbow dislocations, the lateral ulnar collateral ligament is too damaged to keep the elbow joint stable. When bending the elbow and using force, the bones may shift out of position. To regain stability and prevent future dislocations, surgery may be required to repair the lateral ulnar collateral ligament.
Advanced Surgical Elbow Ligament Repair
Dr. Glashow is among the top sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons in the country. He has performed complex orthopedic surgeries on top athletes to help them regain complete function to resume their physical abilities. Our medical facility offers lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction that can repair the main stabilizing ligament in the elbow and restore proper function. We offer same day appointments for urgent injuries and concierge service for excellent medical care for all of our patients.
If you suffer a severe elbow dislocation or lateral ulnar collateral ligament damage, Dr. Jonathan Glashow offers the expertise you need for treatment or surgery. Contact our facility in the Upper East Side to schedule an evaluation.