Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive operative technique. It uses a pen-sized camera attached to a screen to enable the surgeon to better view the inside of a joint, as well as perform some surgical procedures.
Among its advantages: Improved visualization, less pain, small incisions, lower complication and infection risk, and shorter recovery time. It is not indicated for all conditions.
Our surgeons commonly use arthroscopy for examining and treating certain elbow conditions, such as repairing tendons and ligaments and removing loose pieces of bone or cartilage from a joint. These may include:
Some cases require open surgery, such as fractures, elbow replacement, Tommy John surgery (ulnar collateral ligament, or UCL, reconstruction), and some cases of tennis and golfer’s elbow. Incisions may still be small, however, depending on the scope of treatment.
Call our office and schedule an examination if you are experiencing symptoms in your elbow or forearm such as pain, swelling, loss of movement, or tingling/numbness. Our expert doctors will perform a thorough examination, create an accurate diagnosis, and offer the treatment options that provide the best possible outcome.