Utah’s Elbow Specialists

Your Elbow Doctor of Choice for Exceptional Orthopedic Care

Thankfully, most elbow injuries and conditions are caused by strain and overuse – not traumatic events. While that fact does nothing to relieve the pain and discomfort of your elbow injury or condition, there are non-invasive treatment options that can.

We understand how much a painful elbow condition can affect your day-to-day life and keep you from the sports and activities you enjoy. That is why our orthopedic elbow specialists work hard to provide you with exceptional care through a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific injury and needs. Our main priority is to get you back to the things you love, pain- and injury-free.

Take the First Step to Wellness

If you’re experiencing elbow pain or struggling with an injury, our team of orthopedic elbow specialists can help.

The Heiden Orthopedic Approach

Our elbow specialists believe you should be fully informed and actively involved in your own treatment process. Before we begin any treatment, our orthopedic doctors make sure you understand your injury, its cause(s) and all of your treatment options. Once you’re informed and ready, you and one of our elbow specialists will then work together to design a personalized treatment plan based on your injury and recovery goals.

Thankfully, elbow injuries and conditions such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and tendonitis often do not require surgery. Whenever possible, our orthopedic elbow specialists will opt to treat common elbow injuries with non-surgical methods. However, some injuries and conditions do require surgery to ensure a full recovery.

For more information on elbow injuries, conditions and surgeries, please see our Elbow Anatomy and Surgery page.

Utah's Premier Orthopedic Elbow Surgeons

Together, Dr. Karen Heiden and Dr. Daniel Gibbs have decades of experience treating the full spectrum of elbow injuries. Dr. Heiden is a hand, wrist and elbow specialist who taught orthopedic surgery at U.C. Davis and served as the practice track physician for the 2004 U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials. As the team physician for college and professional football, basketball and baseball teams, Dr. Gibbs has cared for some of the world’s top athletes, and he continues to advance the field of orthopedics through tireless research and academic writing.

Whether you’re suffering from tennis elbow, tendonitis or any other painful elbow injury or condition, our orthopedic doctors take the time to listen to your concerns, help you understand all of your treatment options and work with you to design a plan to meet your individual recovery goals. 

Our Elbow Specialists

Karen Heiden, MD

Orthopedic Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgeon

Daniel Gibbs, MD

Orthopedic Elbow Surgeon