The elbow joint is a complex hinge joint formed between the distal end of the humerus in the upper arm and the proximal ends of the ulna and radius in the forearm. The elbow allows for the flexion and extension of the forearm relative to the upper arm, as well as rotation of the forearm and wrist.
Dr. Mark N. Perlmutter
Chief of Hand, Wrist & Elbow Services
While this list is only a few of the injuries to the elbow or the other conditions that may need surgery, all of these should be seen by a medical professional. The goal of surgery is to restore function, decrease the chance of re-injury, and minimize pain.