Elbow

Patient-Centered Elbow Care Begins Here

At Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, you’re in the care of exceptional, specialty-trained orthopedic doctors and surgeons specializing specifically in the unique needs of the elbow.

As a hinge joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm to the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm through a complicated system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons, the elbow can experience a great range of injuries and conditions, including overuse injuries like tendinitis and diseases such as arthritis and cubital tunnel syndrome. This is why intervention from an expert elbow specialist is oftentimes necessary to assess your elbow pain and determine a course for treatment.

Our elbow experts, David Bear, MD, Kenneth P. Butters, MD, Daniel C. Fitzpatrick, MD, Jenna Godfrey, MD, MSPH, Rudolf G. Hoellrich, MD, Michael C. Koester, MD, Lisa M. Pomranky, MD, Matthew S. Shapiro, MD, Daniel V. Sheerin, MD, Jason D. Tavakolian, MD, Anna van der Horst, MD, and Brandon G. Wilkinson, MD, are highly skilled and trained to assess, diagnose, and treat elbow injuries and conditions, from tennis elbow to fractures and tendon injuries. 

Consult the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice*

There are instances when elbow pain can lessen or end on its own with time; however, if you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you consult an elbow specialist: 

  • Bending or straightening your arm causes elbow pain
  • Elbow pain when rotating your wrist
  • Pins-and-needles sensations
  • Shoulder or wrist pain in addition to elbow pain
  • Swelling at the back of your elbow

Our orthopedic doctors who specialize in the unique needs of the elbow joint are recognized as experts in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow injuries and conditions. Their extraordinary base of shared knowledge includes advanced treatments and surgical techniques, so our doctors can provide our patients with an array of conservative treatment options as well as elbow surgical procedures, including arthroscopic surgery, cubital tunnel release, and Tommy John surgery.

No matter what type of treatment option is recommended for you, our medical experts will thoroughly explain your condition or injury and the treatment options available to you and address any question you may have. 

To schedule an appointment with one of our elbow specialists at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at our Eugene or RiverBend Pavilion location, please call (541) 743-4102 or request an appointment online.

*Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is preferred 4 to 1 over any other orthopedic practice in the region according to independent market research.