Elbow Conditions & Treatment

Elbow Doctor James McLean manages all elbow conditions

Dr McLean has a special interest in elbow conditions and has advanced, international sub-specialty training in arthroscopic (key-hole) elbow surgery; elbow joint replacement surgery; elbow trauma surgery; and reconstructive elbow surgery.

Some common elbow surgeries that Dr McLean performs

Common Elbow Surgeries

  • Arthroscopic, minimally-invasive surgery
  • Total elbow replacement surgery
  • Revision elbow replacement surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction surgery
  • Chronic elbow stiffness surgery
  • All fractures (broken bones) around the elbow

Broken Elbow & Elbow Injuries

  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Elbow)
  • Distal Humerus Fractures (involving the elbow)
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fractures (Common in Children)
  • Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete
  • Elbow Instability (Recurrent and Chronic)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
  • Olecranon Fractures (involving the elbow)
  • Radial Head Fracture
  • Radial Head Fractures (involving the elbow)
  • Terrible Triad Injury of the Elbow
  • Throwing Elbow Injuries (in Children)

Diseases & Conditions

  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
  • Arthritis (of the Elbow)
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) of the Forearm
  • Elbow Instability (Recurrent and Chronic)
  • Loose Bodies
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Posterior Impingement of the Elbow
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment (Syndrome)
  • Sports Injuries (of the Elbow)
  • Stiffness (of the Elbow)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Unla Nerve Entrapment (Syndrome)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)

Elbow Treatments & Elbow Surgeries

  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery Considerations
  • Hemiarthroplasty (Elbow)
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Total Elbow Replacement

Elbow Surgery - What to expect

Depending on the type and severity of your elbow injury, surgery might be the best option. Dr James McLean specialises in minimally invasive arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery. His aim is to get you the best possible outcome, taking into account your lifestyle, general health and family situation. Before surgery, Dr McLean will guide you through the process and address any concerns you have.

So if you have a sports injury of the elbow, act now to make an appointment. Delaying treatment can cause permanent damage and reduce the potential for a full recovery. Call our friendly team on 08 8267 8292 to make an appointment or use our handy online booking service.

Consultations available in Parkside (SA),  Bedford Park (SA), Ashford (SA), Elizabeth Vale (SA), Darwin (NT) 

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Elbow pain can be caused from many different conditions. Here you will learn whether your elbow is relatively normal or if you really should seek medical advice.

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