Our elbow is a complicated mechanism, made up of several bones, muscles and ligaments, all working together to provide an incredible range of motion and stability. The elbow operates as a hinge joint, allowing the arm to bend and straighten. It also acts as a swivel joint which allows the arm to twist. The variety of movement of these two joints allows us to reach, grasp, and turn our arms.

Because it is one of the most frequently exercised and most stressed joints, it is also prone to painful injuries and orthopedic conditions. The most common causes of pain in the elbow are sudden or acute injuries, such as hyperextension and fractures. Overuse injuries generally cause inflammation over time and can become extremely uncomfortable.

Most chronic conditions afflicting the elbow, such as osteoarthritis and bursitis, typically affect people who already have a history of elbow injuries. Lingering elbow pain generally isn’t serious, but because of the joint’s frequency of use, it certainly has the potential to disrupt your lifestyle, cause considerable pain, and restrict you from participating in everyday activities.

Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance has a team of board-certified specialists dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders of the elbow. If surgery is required, our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons will help you to regain strength, flexibility and function in your elbow and arm. Our physicians are committed to getting you back to your normal routine quickly and safely.

Common Conditions

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Fractures of Elbow
  • Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tricep’s Tendonitis

Common Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Debridement of Elbow
  • Elbow Joint Replacement Indiana
  • Medial Epicondylectomy
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition


Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining the two leading providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.