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ELBOW INJURIES IN NAPERVILLE

Serving Patients in Naperville & Plainfield, IL

Dr. David Burt is an orthopedic surgeon Naperville patients trust to provide compassionate, attentive care and advanced treatments. With years of experience in sports medicine, Dr. Burt has helped many patients who suffer from elbow injuries and elbow pain. He provides comprehensive care for many of the most common elbow conditions. Learn more about the treatment available at Midwest Sports Medicine Institute and contact Dr. Burt at 815-267-8825 to schedule an appointment.

Services We Provide

Dr. Burt works closely with patients to diagnose their condition, and make recommendations for the most effective treatment possible. Some of the elbow procedures that Dr. Burt provides, include:

  • Atrhoscopic Elbow Surgery
  • Atrhoscopic Tennis Elbow Treatment
  • Distal Biceps Rupture repair
  • Triceps Rupture repair
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Treatment of Little Leaguer’s Elbow
  • Treatment of Stress Fractures
  • Treatment of Cartilage Injuries

More about Elbow Injuries

Ulnar Collateral Ligament injury

This injury is common to overhand throwers and can occur as a repetitive trauma or as a result of acute injury from even a single hard throw. Rest, bracing, and physical therapy often are enough to resolve the symptoms and return players to normal.

In some cases the UCL ligament (Tommy John Ligament) can rupture with an acute injury.  In a limited number of cases the ligament can be surgically repaired instead of reconstruction surgery.

For those who continue to have pain, “Tommy John” surgery may be required to reconstruct the injured ligament. This involves creating a new UCL ligament on the medial side of the elbow to restore stability and improve pain to be able to return to activity and sport.

UCL reconstruction (Tommy John) Surgery

Procedure Outpatient
Duration 1.5 hours–2 hours
Anesthesia General
Recovery 8-12 months before return to full throwing activities

Little Leaguer’s Elbow

This is a repetitive overuse injury to the cartilage of the lateral side of the elbow, seen especially in young throwers who have not reached their full growth. The repetitive stresses of throwing can cause damage to bone and cartilage in the elbow joint which may soften or even break loose into the joint.

Many young throwers can reverse this process with appropriate rest and therapy if no loose fragments have occurred. If loose fragments are already present it will usually require Arthroscopic Surgical treatment.  Some cases are more severe an may require cartilage grafting or restoration procedures, especially in athletes that are done growing.

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Dr. Burt is a leading provider of orthopedic surgery, including treatment of various elbow conditions. If you have suffered an elbow injury or have elbow pain, learn more about your treatment options by contacting our office 815-267-8825. Dr. Burt frequently works with Naperville workers’ compensation patients, as well as those suffering from athletic injury.

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Distal Biceps Rupture

Approximately 1.2 out of 100,000 people annually will sustain a Distal Biceps Rupture. This means that the lower attachment of the biceps muscle tendon at the elbow has torn away from the bone. Most often these are traumatic injuries that...

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Inferior Labrum Anterior Posterior Lesions (ILAP)

Click on the link below to view Dr. Burt’s recent peer-reviewed publication in Arthroscopy Techniques discussing the arthroscopic repair of these Inferior Labrum anterior to posterior tears. Article: Arthroscopic Repair of Inferior Labrum 

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