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Elbow Specialist

Santa Barbara, CA Elbow Specialist & Elbow Surgeon The elbow is composed of a both a hinge and pivot joint to allow for various motion during daily tasks and sports. The hinge portion of the joint is responsible for flexion and extension, while the pivot component provides forearm rotation known as supination and pronation. The [...]

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome) Specialist Are you experiencing pain, numbness, tingling and a “falling asleep” sensation in the little finger and ring finger? If so, you may have ulnar nerve entrapment. Ulnar nerve entrapment can occur in several places along the nerve path, most commonly on the inside of [...]

UCL Injury

Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury Specialist Are you an athlete who participates in repetitive overhead movements? If so, you may be at risk of  developing an ulnar collateral ligament injury (UCL). The UCL is commonly injured in throwing activities or after an elbow dislocation, typically from a fall on an outstretched [...]

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Specialist Are you an athlete who participates in tennis, racquet sports or activities requiring repetitive motions? If so, you are at an elevated risk of developing tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is characterized by small tears in the tendon from continuous overuse of the arm and forearm muscles, leading [...]

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) Specialist Are you experiencing pain or tenderness on the inside of the elbow which worsens with movement? Athletes and golfers can experience stiffness, tingling and weakness in the elbow, wrist and hand area from damage to tendons in the arm. Golfer’s elbow specialist, Dr. Jervis Yau provides [...]

Elbow Anatomy

An Overview on Elbow Anatomy Located in the center of the arm, the elbow is one of the most widely used joints in the human body. The elbow joint is a relatively simple hinge joint composed of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. All of these structures work in unison to allow the arm to [...]

Tommy John Surgery

Tommy John/ Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury Surgeon Are you an athlete who participates in repetitive overhead movements? If so, you are at an elevated risk of tearing the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). If an elbow UCL tear is too severe for non-operative treatment, a special UCL repair procedure, called Tommy John [...]

Elbow Epicondylitis

Elbow Epicondylitis/ Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow Surgeon Are you an athlete who participates in golf, tennis, racquet sports or activities requiring repetitive motions? If so, you are at an elevated risk of developing a condition known as epicondylitis. Elbow epicondylitis causes pain on the inner or outer elbow that worsens [...]

Elbow Arthroscopy

Elbow Arthroscopy Surgeon Are you an athlete who participates in sports that require repetitive throwing motions or lifting overhead? If so, you may be at risk of developing an elbow injury. Elbow arthroscopy is an important surgical technique designed to treat an extensive array of elbow injuries in a minimally invasive way [...]

Torn Bicep Surgery

Torn Bicep Surgeon Are you an athlete who participates in sports that involve heavy lifting? If so, you may experience a distal biceps tendon rupture which occurs when the tendon becomes detached from the forearm. Distal biceps tendon repair surgeon Dr. Jervis Yau provides diagnosis and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options [...]