Elbow Care

The elbow specialists at Gunderson Orthopedics in Oklahoma City are fellowship-trained and specialize in diagnosing conditions affecting the elbow joint. Whatever your unique injury or situation, we’ll identify the underlying cause and create a customized treatment plan to get you moving again.


The elbow is a medium-sized hinged joint that connects the lower end of the humerus (arm bone) to the radius and ulna (forearm bones). It gets its stability from over 20 muscles and numerous tendons and ligaments which work to connect and hold the bones of the elbow together.

In fact, cartilage is what directly protects these bones and enables them to move and absorb shock. The joint capsule is a fluid-filled sac that surrounds and lubricates the joint.

If anything happens to any of these parts of the nerves and blood vessels around them, it can cause pain and irritation. Aging and overuse may also cause pain that limits the joint’s ability to function as the upper extremity hinged joint.

Elbow Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Dislocations
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elow
  • MCL – Elbow Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Sprained or Strained Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon Rupture

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Advanced Treatments for The Elbow

The ultimate goal of our team is to get you moving again as quickly as possible.

Our elbow specialists treat each case individually and comprehensively, and will exhaust all holistic and minimally invasive options before recommending surgery. If your current treatment plan isn’t helping you and your symptoms just won’t go away, elbow surgery or a total elbow replacement might be necessary.

As one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in Oklahoma, Dr. Gunderson uses proven and advanced procedures and techniques to solve even the most complex elbow conditions. These include:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Therapy
  • Heating and Cooling Treatments
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Surgical Treatments:

  • Synovectomy
  • Elbow Inter-positional Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Debridement
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
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Orthopedic Treatment Elbow Care in OKC | Gunderson Orthopedic
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Dr. Robert Gunderson, D.O

Dr. Robert Gunderson

One of just six trauma orthopedic surgeons in Oklahoma, Robert Gunderson, D.O., is highly skilled in the treatment of orthopedic injuries, as well as comprehensive and restorative orthopedic care.

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