OrthoVirginia Specialties

Elbow

The elbow joint is made up of the humerus (upper arm bone) as well as the radius and ulna (forearm bones). Muscles and tendons move the elbow joint while ligaments primarily stabilize the joint. The elbow is both a hinge joint and a ball and socket joint. As muscles contract and relax, two unique motions occur at the elbow; bending and rotation. These factors make the upper extremities among the most intricate areas of the human body and also some of the most vulnerable to injury. Surgeons receive special training to treat conditions of the elbow. There are many potential causes of pain in the elbow joint, and pain in other areas of the arm that may be caused by an elbow injury. Conditions such as elbow arthritis, bursitis, elbow dislocation, tennis elbow, fractures, and ligament and tendon injuries are among the conditions our physicians treat. There are surgical and non-surgical treatment options for the elbow, as well as in office therapy if needed. Surgeries such as elbow arthroscopy, fracture fixation, tendon repair, ligament repair and reconstruction, nerve decompression, radial head replacement, total elbow replacement, and tendon transfer are among the surgeries our physicians perform.

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Common Conditions

  • Arthritis Basal Joint
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fractures

Elbow Physicians

OV Lynchburg Physicians

Ian R. Smithson, MD

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OV Northern Virginia Physicians

Alexander S. Croog, MD

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Daniel K. Laino, MD

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Frederick D. Scott, Jr., MD

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Peter R. Thomas, MD

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OV Richmond Physicians

Andrew M. I. Bogle, MD

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Sanjay S. Desai, MD

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Keith A. Glowacki, MD

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C. Tate Hepper, MD

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T. Paul McDermott, Jr., MD

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R. Boyd Rawles, MD

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Joy V. Sharma, MD

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J.E.B. Stuart, V, MD

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Morgan M. Swanstrom, MD

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Matthew H. Walker, MD

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