At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we focus on personalized treatment for your arm or elbow injury with the goal of getting you back to a pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Our team of athletic trainers, orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists are skilled in treating all types of arm and elbow injuries. Each patient receives highly focused care that we tailor to your age, activity level and expectations for recovery.

Which arm and elbow conditions are treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

Experts at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute treat a range of arm and elbow conditions, from common fractures and overuse conditions to complex injuries and tears. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Capitellum injuries
  • Distal biceps tendon injuries
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Elbow fracture
  • Elbow sprains and strains
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Ligament sprains or tears
  • Little League elbow syndrome (medial apophysitis)
  • Olecranon (elbow) bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis dissecans
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow
  • Radial head injuries
  • Strains or tears of the ulnar collateral ligament
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

How are arm and elbow injuries diagnosed?

At Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, your diagnosis starts with a physical exam done by an athletic trainer, who is expertly familiar with the musculoskeletal system. The athletic trainer then collaborates with our team of sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to determine your exact diagnosis.

We often use diagnostic tests to confirm the type of arm or elbow injury you have. This may include a high-resolution ultrasound to determine the location and extent of your injury, and to view how movement may affect your condition. Our team may also use high-resolution MRIs or X-rays as part of your diagnosis.

How are arm and elbow conditions treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

When you come to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute for treatment, we focus on incorporating your active lifestyle into an individualized treatment plan. Your treatment will vary depending on your age, activity level and the overall expectations you have for your recovery.

When possible, we will start with conservative treatment options, such as braces, splits or pain medicines.

In some cases, we may use steroid injections or other biologic treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. These injections are done using a high-resolution ultrasound, so we can pinpoint the exact spot where the treatment is needed.

We may also recommend physical therapy to help rebuild strength.

If your injury is severe, or if conservative therapies are no longer effective in treating your condition, we may recommend surgery.

Conditions & Treatments 

Experts at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute treat a range of arm and elbow conditions, from common fractures and overuse conditions to complex injuries and tears. Some of the conditions we treat include:
Treatment for tendinitis starts with conservative measures, which often are very effective. You can begin with modifying your activity to minimize irritation to the area.
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Our Approach

Our Approach

When you come to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute for arm and elbow care, you can expect:

  • A personalized treatment plan tailored to your age, lifestyle and expectations.
  • Athletic trainers, physicians and surgeons who are highly skilled in all areas of orthopedics and sports medicine.
  • The latest treatments and technology in sports medicine and orthopedics.

Who benefits from this program?

We are experienced in treating all types of sports injuries, and care for anyone who may be experiencing arm and elbow problems. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, everyone who walks through our doors can expect highly personalized treatment from our team of sports medicine specialists.

Meet the team

At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, your care team will be made up of athletic trainers, sports medicine and orthopedic physicians and orthopedic surgeons, who will collaborate on your diagnosis and treatment.

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute by the numbers:

Our staff is comprised of highly specialized, Board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians, supported by advanced practice providers and athletic trainers, all of whom play a vital role in the patient experience. Our physicians and support staff provide sports medicine services for pro athletes, high school and collegiate athletic programs, international sporting events, recreational athletes and "regular citizens" from South Florida.
81,877 Patient office visits
5,347 Surgeries
9 Orthopedic subspecialties
12 Sports medicine provider relationships

Frequently Asked Questions

  • PRP injections involve drawing your blood and then isolating the platelets before injecting them back into your damaged tissue. There are growth factors within the platelets that can help the tissue heal. Along with physical therapy, this treatment has been shown to be effective in treating tennis elbow, with more than 80 percent of cases resolving after one injection.

  • High-resolution ultrasound allows us to give more precise injections to treat your damaged tissue. The ultrasound also helps us see your injury when you are moving your arm and elbow, which is not possible during an MRI.

Research and Education

Our highly skilled physicians remain on the cutting edge of orthopedic research.