About Elbow Arthroscopy:
Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to examine, diagnose, and treat problems inside the elbow joint. Your surgeon will insert a small camera into the elbow joint. This is done in order to capture and display images that will be used to guide the procedure. The methods for elbow arthroscopy are less involved than those required for standard, open surgery. This usually results in reduced pain and a shorter recovery time period.
How is it Performed?
The surgeon will start off by filling the elbow joint with fluid that allows the surgeon to have enhanced visibility throughout the structures of the elbow. Several small incisions small incisions are made to allow a tiny arthroscopic camera and other surgical instruments to gain access to the affected elbow region. Once the problems are identified, the surgeon will make an effort to repair inflammation, bone spurs, or other injury. After this is taken care of, the surgeon will stitch the small incisions or cover the incisions using skin tape.