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Our fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic elbow surgeons are known throughout Georgia and the Southeast for their specialized knowledge and training to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of elbow injuries and conditions in patients of all ages.

As a hinge joint, the elbow, or cubital joint, allows for the hand to move towards and away from our body. When we experience pain in the elbow, it can be the result of a traumatic injury or an overuse activity. Common sports-related overuse injuries, such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, are the result of activities that require repetitive movements.

At The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, our focus, experience, and training give us the expertise and skill to provide exceptional medical care for nearly every elbow injury or condition for adults as well as children. From a simple injury to a complex condition, we can assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for several injuries and conditions of the elbow including the following common elbow injuries and conditions. Click on the links below to learn more about each condition.

Know When It’s Time to See an Elbow Doctor

If you think your pain may be due to an elbow injury or condition or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms described below, you should contact an elbow doctor near you:

  • Elbow pain that does not improve when you rest or stop using your elbow
  • Pain in the elbow when using your arm, such as turning your palm up or down
  • Pain or difficulty when using your elbow as normal
  • Pain that gets worse when you use your elbow
  • Pain that radiates from the shoulder through the arm and elbow and into your hand and wrist
  • Swelling and bruising around your elbow

You should also see an elbow doctor if you have a fever or if your skin reddens, becomes warmer, and/or becomes more sensitive since you could have an infection.

Specialized Care You Can Trust

At The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, our elbow doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our patients. From newborns with congenital differences and teenagers with sports injuries to adults with arthritis, our fellowship-trained and board-certified specialists at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia are knowledgeable elbow specialists with focused specialty training in elbow problems and elbow surgery. With this advanced training and extensive knowledge, you can be confident that our elbow specialists will treat your individual needs with the highest level of expertise.

Our elbow specialists are skilled in delivering a wide range of nonsurgical treatments and surgical procedures and techniques for a number of conditions and injuries, including:

  • Congenital elbow surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow heterotopic ossification
  • Microsurgery
  • Pediatric elbow surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Steroid injections
  • Tendon transfers

To schedule an appointment with an elbow expert at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, you may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you and request an appointment online or call (404) 255-0226 for an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Cumming.

For additional information or to learn more about our practice, our expert providers, and the variety of conditions treated at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, we invite you to review our patient education resources or use the quick links below.

  • Bronier L. Costas, M.D.
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Gary M. Lourie, M.D.
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Allan E. Peljovich, M.D., M.P.H.
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Surgical Restoration of the Tetraplegic Hand and Upper Extremity: MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  • Jeffrey A. Klugman, M.D.
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Joshua A. Ratner, M.D.
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: The Philadelphia Hand Center and Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bryce T. Gillespie, M.D.
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA