Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
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Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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Orthopedic surgeons of The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity conditions, including tennis elbow. Patients in Baltimore seek Mercy's expertise in providing treatment options to relieve the pain associated with tennis elbow.
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) causes pain at the outside of the elbow due to inflammation of the tendons attached at the elbow that extend or bend back the wrist and fingers.
Tennis elbow is caused by repetitive motion of the wrist and arm. Overuse and muscle strain associated with repetitive motion causes the tendons to tear where the forearm connects to the elbow. Tennis elbow is different than golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) in which pain occurs at the inside of the elbow.
Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain in the outside of the elbow that can be felt through the forearm and wrist. The pain can make it difficult to grasp or shake hands.
Tennis elbow is diagnosed by taking a medical history and conducting a physical exam. X-rays and MRIs may be used to view the elbow’s bone and tissue to rule out other hand, wrist and elbow conditions.
Treatment options for tennis elbow include:
Surgery rarely is required to relieve tennis elbow symptoms.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph Ciotola is a top rated hip, knee and shoulder surgeon. His expertise in anterior hip replacement makes him one of the most sought-after orthopedic surgeons in the Baltimore region for hip replacement.