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An elbow doctor is an orthopedic expert who has been trained to assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for elbow injuries and conditions. These doctors specialize in treating a wide range of issues, from tennis elbow, fractures, and arthritis to nerve issues and tendon injuries. Additionally, doctors who specialize in the elbow can also have additional expertise and training in related areas of the body or specialties, such as the hand, wrist, shoulder, sports medicine, or workers' compensation. 

Our elbow specialists at Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis are recognized elbow experts for their advanced specialty training and board certifications. Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. William Feinstein, and Dr. Ryan Pitts have extensive experience in complex elbow injuries and conditions as well as work-related issues of the elbow. Dr. Pitts is also one of very few surgeons in St. Louis who is subspecialty board-certified in sports medicine, which further acknowledges his expertise in sports-related injuries of the elbow, and Dr. Bell and Dr. Feinstein also treat injuries and conditions of the hand and wrist. Their comprehensive knowledge of the elbow and its unique connections throughout the arm and their training and skill to treat related elbow injuries and conditions make us proud to offer our patients at Orthopedic Associates superior access to exceptional elbow care. 

SIGNS OF AN ELBOW INJURY OR CONDITION

Your specific type of elbow pain or symptoms offer insights into your condition or injury. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may need to consult with an elbow expert:

  • Aching on the inside of the elbow
  • Elbow instability
  • Elbow pain
  • Numbness
  • Shoulder pain in addition to elbow pain
  • Strained forearm muscles
  • Wrist pain in addition to elbow pain

If you have any of the symptoms above, your elbow specialist may diagnose you with one of these elbow conditions:

  • Apophysitis (a type of tendon stress injury)
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Hyperextension
  • Nerve injury
  • Sprain
  • Tendon tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Tenodesis

SUPERIOR ACCESS TO EXCEPTIONAL ELBOW CARE

At Orthopedic Associates, our team of board-certified specialists and staff strive for excellence in orthopedic medicine and podiatry, offering exceptional knowledge and skill in every patient encounter. When diagnosing injuries and conditions, our doctors consider all factors and options before offering a care recommendation and are committed to attempting nonsurgical treatment options first before recommending surgery. Our elbow doctors, Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. William Feinstein, and Dr. Ryan Pitts, will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that specifically meets your individual needs and concerns. 

However, for advanced conditions or serious injuries, elbow surgery, such as elbow replacement, arthroscopy, or Tommy John surgery, may be the best treatment choice. If this is true for you, you can move forward in confidence knowing our dedicated elbow surgeons are board-certified, have additional training, and will perform the procedure with care, skill, and precision.  

All along the way—from diagnosis to treatment and surgery as well as postoperative recovery—we are here for you. Our additional services, including digital X-ray, MRI, durable medical equipment (DME), physical therapy, and our surgery center, are all conveniently accessible to you.

We also have the following locations available to you in St. Louis as well as throughout Missouri and Illinois:

To schedule an appointment with one of our elbow experts, please call (314) 569-0616 or use the button below.

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