CALL NOW (337) 508-1000

(337) 508-1000

Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow

Brett Cascio, M.D.

Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow

Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow

What is Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow?

Hyperextension injury of the elbow is a condition that causes damage to the bones, ligaments, and other structures of the elbows. This damage is caused by bending the elbow backwards and out of its normal motion range. This can cause fractures or dislocation of the elbow.

What causes Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow?

When the elbow is bent the wrong way, it stretches or tears the ligaments, which can cause the bones in the elbow to collide. Athletic or other strenuous physical activities are the most common cause of hyperextension injuries. Attempting to stop a fall with an outstretched arm can also cause this condition.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Arm strength loss, muscle spasms, swelling, and pain during movement or while touching the elbow are symptoms of hyperextension injuries of the elbow. There may also be redness or blotchiness on the skin around the injured area. If the injury is very severe, deformity of the elbow and issues with circulation in the hand may occur. If your doctor observes these symptoms, you may be diagnosed with this condition.

How is Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow treated?

Treatment of this condition almost always start with conservative options. These usually include rest, cold compression, and immobilization of the elbow. Surgery may be required if the condition is very severe or does not respond to more conservative methods of treatment.

All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Please see a healthcare professional for medical advice. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2023, All Rights Reserved.

Dr. Cascio, medical director of Sports Medicine at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, specializes in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.



Brett Cascio M.D.


In the News

Media & Downloads

Video Library

Contact Us

Shoulder pain is a common problem, and there can be many causes. A full diagnosis of your symptoms will help address the underlying problem.



Shoulder Anatomy

Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder Treatments

What is a Shoulder Surgeon?

Dr. Cascio will work with you to perform the necessary exams and tests to diagnose the source of your hip pain and then provide you with your options.



Hip Anatomy

Hip Conditions

Hip Treatments

What is a Hip Surgeon?



Knee pain is a common problem, and there can be many causes. Dr. Cascio treats knee pain and injury.



Knee Anatomy

Knee Conditions

Knee Treatments

What is a Knee Surgeon?



Elbow pain is a common problem, and there can be many causes. Dr. Cascio treats elbow pain and injury.



Elbow Anatomy

Elbow Conditions

Elbow Treatments



Ankle pain is a common problem, and there can be many causes. Dr. Cascio treats ankle pain and injury.



Foot & Ankle Anatomy

Foot & Ankle Conditions

Foot & Ankle Treatments

What is a Foot & Ankle Surgeon?



Worker’s Comp injuries need a doctor with the special training and experience to handle these complex problems. When you can’t work, the stress of life is compounded.   Dr. Cascio and his team have years of experience dealing with both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of on the job Injuries.

  Learn More