A hyperextended elbow may cause significant pain and disrupt your daily activities due to restricted mobility. However, with proper diagnosis and treatment, it is possible to restore elbow function. Consult Dr. Ong to learn about treatment options for this elbow condition.Book Appointment
An elbow hyperextension occurs when the elbow joint moves outside its normal range of motion. A hyperextended elbow may cause pain and damage other ligaments in the elbow, resulting in a possible elbow dislocation.
For minor cases of a hyperextended elbow, non-surgical treatment options will suffice. These treatment methods generally involve relieving symptoms and promoting joint recovery.
They may include:
Surgery may be recommended in the case of a severe injury, especially if there are damages to the surrounding ligaments or bones. The two common surgical procedures are open elbow surgery and arthroscopic (key-hole) elbow surgery. Both of these surgical methods aim to repair damaged tissues and restore joint stability.
An open elbow surgery involves creating a large incision on your elbow to remove the damaged tendons and reattaching them.
In contrast, arthroscopic (key-hole) elbow surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves smaller incisions and inserting a tiny camera inside your shoulder to identify and remove damaged tissues.
Your elbow specialist will conduct a physical examination to test your elbow’s mobility and range of motion. Any swelling or pain may also signal an overextended elbow.
Further imaging tests may be performed, such as an x-ray or MRI scan, to detect broken bones or damaged tissues.
Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
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