What is Elbow Arthroscopy?
This is a minimal invasive surgical procedure performed to diagnose and treat problems in the elbow joint.
Basically, the doctor will make a very small incision and insert the Arthroscope, a tiny camera, into your elbow enabling them to view the inside of the joint on the screen. The surgeons will then investigate the issue with the elbow and correct it using small miniature instruments.
Arthroscopic elbow surgery helps in diagnosing and treating several elbow problems with minimal invasive techniques. The recovery time and the prognosis will depend on the extent of the elbow injury and the complexity of the procedure.
When is it needed?
The doctors might recommend this treatments when you have elbow pain. The doctor might have already diagnosed your condition or he might need the arthroscopy to diagnose, confirm the pain source and treat it.
The injuries that can be diagnosed and treated by arthroscopy are: