Elbow Condition

Dr. Nicholson frequently sees patients suffering from elbow pain and injuries as a result of tennis, golf, as well as trade professions that result from the repetitive motions associated with these activities. Some of the more common conditions he sees and surgeries he performs are listed below.

Elbow Conditions


Bicep tendon tear (distal biceps)



Elbow Stiffness

Flexion Contracture


  • Capitellum

  • Coronid (see Monteggia or radial head fractures)

  • Humerus

  • Olecranon

  • Monteggia (variant of Ulna fracture)

  • Radial head

  • Radial neck

  • Ulna

  • Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Other elbow sports injuries (tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis)

Loose Bodies

Medial Collateral Ligament injuries

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Tendonitis/Tendinitis – see golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow

Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitisn-see above)

Tricep tendon tear

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (Tommy John)

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)

Ulnar Nerve Subluxation

Valgus Extension Overload (Thrower’s Elbow/Little League Elbow Syndrome)

Elbow Treatments


Tommy John Surgery (UCL reconstruction)

Tennis Elbow Surgery

Stiff Elbow release procedures

Fracture care

Tendon repair

Ulnar nerve transposition




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