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Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow

Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow occur when the ligament located on the inner side of the elbow is injured. The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) holds the humerus bone (upper arm bone) and the ulna bone (one of two bones in the forearm) together. It provides stability of the elbow joint during throwing motions. Injuries to this ligament can range from a sprain to a tear and are classified by severity.

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Osteochondritis Dissecans in the Elbow

Osteochondritis dissecans, also referred to as OCD of the elbow, is a disorder characterized by cracks in the articular cartilage or the lining of the elbow joint. When this cartilage loses blood supply, it can begin to wear down and crack, leading to damage to the underlying bone. Osteochondritis dissecans in the elbow most commonly occurs in the capitellum, the end of the humerus (upper arm bone) that is part of the elbow joint. Osteochondritis dissecans occurs in athletes who are still growing, most commonly affecting adolescent athletes.

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Elbow Contusion

An elbow contusion or bruising of the elbow is a minor injury that occurs due to a fall on the elbow. While an elbow contusion may lead to temporary pain, swelling and difficulty moving your arm, usually it is an injury that resolves quickly.

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Upswing is led by two orthopedic surgeons with over 50 combined years of healthcare leadership and experience.

    Dr. Jay Kimmel

  • Dr. Jay Kimmel is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England. Dr. Kimmel specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and knee injuries.
  • Assistant clinical professor in both the department of family medicine and department of orthopedics at the University of Connecticut.
  • Dr. Kimmel is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery.
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    Dr. Steven Schutzer

  • Dr. Steve Schutzer is a Founding Member and Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center,
  • President of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC and Physician Executive for the Orthopedic Service Line at Trinity Health Of New England.
  • Highly sought-after national speaker on value-based healthcare.
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