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The Region’s Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice – EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained elbow doctors, Dr. William Bell, Dr. Mark Brazinski, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. Jeffrey Keverline, Dr. Timothy Kirkland, and Dr. James Stanislaw, are dedicated elbow specialists board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our elbow doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the elbow, including tennis elbow, tendon tears, and fractures. Additionally, our specialists are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical care to treat elbow pain but also in performing elbow surgery, including arthroscopic surgery.

How Our Elbow Doctors Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our elbow doctors develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient with an elbow injury or condition, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical elbow care options that will help instead of recommending surgery. Sometimes, the elbow problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medication.

However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief for the patient or their elbow pain becomes debilitating, our elbow surgeons will recommend a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient's elbow condition or injury. Our surgeons have undergone extensive training and specialize in a variety of elbow surgeries that can be used to treat elbow pain or injuries, including the following treatment options:

  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical fracture care
  • Ulnar nerve decompression

Our orthopaedic surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing surgery, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery as well as how it will be beneficial. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about the elbow surgery.

Do You Need World-Class Elbow Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with an elbow doctor or surgeon:

  • Elbow pain when straightening the elbow
  • Forearm pain traveling between the elbow and the wrist
  • Pain on the bony part of the outside of the elbow
  • Pain radiating up from the elbow into the shoulder
  • Pain when grasping items
  • Pain when rotating the elbow joint
  • Sore or tender forearm muscles
  • Swelling in the shoulder

Patients with elbow pain or any of the above symptoms often seek help from a doctor specializing in the upper extremity, including the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow
  • Ligament injury or tear
  • Medial epicondylitis, or golfer's elbow
  • Osteochondritis
  • Overuse injury
  • Sports-related injury
  • Tendon injury or tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Ulnar collateral ligament damage

If you have elbow pain or have suffered an elbow injury, our elbow doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class upper extremity care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in the elbow by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have seven offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our shoulder, sports medicine, and joint replacement doctors to our physical therapists and additional providers, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our upper extremity team of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder doctors will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, arthritis, or a tendon tear or you need sports medicine care or elbow surgery, our doctors will be right beside you.

World-Class Elbow Care Begins Here