Elbow Surgery

Elbow Surgery

Elbow Surgery Plano Orthopedic
Anatomy of the Elbow

The elbow joint moves in one direction allowing for flexion and extension, or bending and straightening. The elbow joint consists of three bones, the humerus of the upper arm, and the two bones of the forearm, the radius (on the outside of the forearm) and the ulna (on the middle side). The joint is actually formed by the trochlea of the humerus articulating with the ulna and the capitulum of the humerus articulating with the head of the radius.1  

Plano Orthopedic has two specialists Dr. Purcell Smith and Dr. Earl Lund who can help properly diagnosis and treat your elbow injury.  Elbow surgery is not always necessary and our surgeons with help create a proper treatment plan based on each individual patients’ need.

If you have been diagnosed already and given a treatment plan or a elbow surgery option you can watch the videos below to learn more about what to expect.  This will give you some basic information and help you understand the process and formulate any questions you might have for your specialist.


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