Elbow doctors are orthopedic specialists and physicians who diagnose and treat the full range of elbow injuries. They have an intimate understanding of the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage that make up the elbow joint as well as related forearm, wrist, and shoulder issues. Whether a patient is dealing with a fracture that needs treatment right away, has arthritis that is causing chronic pain, or has a pinched nerve, these experts can help.

From overuse injuries like tennis elbow and golfer's elbow to conditions like cubital tunnel syndrome, our team of elbow care doctors at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma will understand every aspect of your elbow problem and draw on their expertise to develop a tailored, comprehensive treatment plan to help you heal, recover, and advance.

Our team is comprised of board-certified specialists in orthopedics, including Dr. Wendy Emerson, Dr. Steven Hardage, Dr. Robert Marsh, and Dr. Jake Worsham, who are dedicated to recommending the best approaches for our patients, often considering non-surgical treatments first. In addition to our skilled team, we are proud to highlight our fellowship-trained surgeons in hand, wrist, and elbow areas, Dr. Brad Vogel and William Shelton. Their specialized training ensures that we offer a full range of procedures tailored to meet all your upper extremity needs, from non-surgical interventions to complex surgeries. Our commitment is to provide the highest quality care, focusing on treatments that best serve our patients' unique conditions.

Symptoms You May Be Having

Take note if you have any of these symptoms related to the elbow, shoulder, or wrist. If so, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors or surgeons and get the treatment you need.

  • Difficulty bending or straightening your arm
  • Elbow instability
  • Elbow pain is affecting your ability to perform daily activities
  • Lingering pain after an elbow injury
  • Nerve-related sensations, such as numbness or tingling
  • Shoulder pain, in addition to elbow pain
  • Sore forearm muscles, as well as a sore elbow joint

After an exam, your orthopedic doctor may diagnose you with one of these conditions:

Our Elbow Doctors Care for Patients Just Like You

When a patient first notices pain in the elbow, it’s common to wait to see if the pain will go away. However, pain may not improve, and some elbow injuries should be treated immediately, like a fracture. It’s important not to wait too long if you believe you have any type of elbow problem.

Before considering elbow surgery, our experts will always attempt nonsurgical treatments first to resolve your elbow issue. Our elbow doctors provide the expert care every patient needs. This includes on-site X-rays and MRIs as well as a range of treatment options, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and surgery.

If elbow surgery is recommended for your injury or wear-and-tear condition, your orthopedic surgeon, backed by our entire elbow treatment team, can expertly perform the surgery using our state-of-the-art equipment. Our specialty-trained elbow surgeons might recommend an orthopedic surgery such as tennis elbow surgery, cubital tunnel release, or a minimally invasive surgery, like elbow arthroscopy. Many conditions can be treated with elbow arthroscopy, such as tennis elbow, repair of the ulnar collateral ligament, and tendon reconstruction.

As board-certified orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists, our elbow doctors go beyond simply delivering medical services. Our experts can assess your injury or condition and offer comprehensive elbow care in addition to treatments for the shoulder and wrist. They are healthcare professionals who listen to your concerns, expertly answer your questions, and have dedicated their practices to helping people like you move forward and experience less pain and a better quality of life.

Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.

We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat your elbow pain. Rest assured, our specialized, experienced elbow experts will apply their high-level skills and knowledge to your elbow injury or condition.

We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:

For urgent needs, like a fracture or sports-related injury, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon. 

If you are ready to find a solution for your elbow pain or limitation, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below.