Elbow Arthritis Treatment in Houston, TX

Elbow arthritis occurs when the cartilage covering your elbow joint becomes worn out or damaged. It can cause severe discomfort and may interfere with your routine tasks. Fortunately, Dr. Michael C. Cusick and his professional team offer conservative and surgical options for elbow arthritis treatment in Houston, TX. We will thoroughly examine your case to determine the most suitable treatment option.

(713) 794-3599

Fondren Orthopedic


Non-Surgical Options for Elbow Arthritis

The symptoms resulting from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow joint may vary in severity. If they are mild or moderate, we will first begin with conservative treatment options that can help alleviate pain and improve joint functioning. They may include:

  • Pain medications
  • Activity modification
  • Physiotherapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Icing or applying heat to the elbow
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections

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Surgical Options We Offer For Elbow Arthritis Treatment in Houston, TX

In severe cases of elbow arthritis where the symptoms do not improve with conservative measures, we will discuss surgical treatments. We perform the latest surgeries that can restore your maximum elbow function and provide long-term pain relief. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, our orthopedic surgeon may recommend one or more of the following surgical techniques:

  • Elbow Arthroscopy
    Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that involves making a small incision in the elbow and inserting a thin instrument called an arthroscope. It has a tiny lens and light that allows our surgeon to see the joint, bones, and surrounding tissues.
    We will repair the damaged or arthritis tissues through this small incision. This technique allows faster recovery and less risk of post-op complications.
  • Total Elbow Replacement
    Patients with end-stage elbow arthritis may require complete replacement of the joint. In this surgical procedure, the parts of your elbow joint, including the bones (humerus and ulna), are replaced with artificial parts.
    The type of surgery will depend upon the health of the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles that support the joint. You will need physiotherapy after surgery to achieve proper recovery and range of motion.

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Patient Reviews

If this surgery is a little frightening, I understand. I interviewed doctors until I was satisfied that the one I chose was right for me. The pain and restriction of movement in my left shoulder was debilitating. Dr. Michael Cusick is totally committed to his trade. Complete total reverse shoulder replacement.

Kyle Powell

Don't get me wrong there was hiccups and waiting to have surgery seemed like forever but Dr. Cusick, his office staff and the hospital staff especially has been amazing. They went above and beyond to get my surgery approved so we wouldn't have to put it off longer. Dr. Cusick keeps a positive outlook even at times...

Kathy Zenker

Excellent surgeon. Great bedside manner. Had difficulty getting insurance paperwork filled out by office staff. Dr Cusick is awesome.

Gary Sevy

Schedule An Appointment

Book a consultation with our orthopedist for elbow arthritis treatment in Houston, TX. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, call us today at (713) 794-3599.

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