Elbow surgery is a common procedure used to treat a range of injuries and conditions, including tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, ligament injuries and elbow fractures. There are several different types of elbow surgeries, each with its unique approach to rehabbing. Some of the most common elbow surgeries include elbow arthroscopy, Tommy John surgery, and radial head replacement.
Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that involves making small incisions in the elbow joint to repair or remove damaged tissues. This type of surgery typically requires less recovery time than traditional open surgery, but patients will still require several weeks of rehabilitation to regain strength and mobility.
Tommy John surgery is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the elbow with a tendon graft. This surgery is common among baseball players and other athletes who put significant stress on their elbows. Rehabilitation after Tommy John surgery typically involves exercises aimed at improving range of motion, strength, and stability, followed by a specific return to activity program.
At Apollo Performance Chiropractic, we specialize in rehabbing post-surgical elbows from directly after surgery to end-stage performance training. We utilize state-of-the-art techniques such as blood flow restriction training to expedite the rehab process and separate our patients from any other person rehabbing the same injury. We also have a subspecialty in surgical rehab of throwers, and work with top doctors and organizations in the area such as Athletes Warehouse and VeloU to smoothly transition you back into throwing. Our team and referral network work together to create personalized treatment plans that address each patient's unique needs and goals. Whether you are recovering from elbow arthroscopy, Tommy John surgery, or another procedure, we are here to help you regain your mobility and strength, and get back to doing the things you love.