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Elbow Arthroscopy

Dr. Pradyumna R carefully evaluate your conditions and symptoms associated to your elbow pain or elbow injuries, based on the diagnostic report and scan he would suggest if so, you are a candidate for Elbow Arthroscopy procedure, he is an highly experienced elbow treatment specialist provides diagnosis as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment options at Bangalore Orthopaedic Clinic, in BTM Layout, Bangalore.

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Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat several different elbow joint conditions. When an athlete suffers from bursitis, arthritis, or a fracture of the elbow bone, he can benefit from arthroscopy to diagnose the problem. The procedure involves inserting a small fiber optic camera into the joint through small incisions. Unlike open surgery, this technique requires no large incisions that can lead to scar tissue and no damage is done to any surrounding soft tissues. The surgeon uses the camera to see inside the joint and diagnose any problems. The patient can quickly recover thanks to the minimally invasive surgical technique.
Elbow arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat injuries in the elbow. Patients who may require this procedure include athletes who throw and use their arms for repetitive motions, and people with conditions such as arthritis or infection.

Arthroscopy is a routine procedure for the elbow performed to diagnose and treat a variety of painful problems.

  • Overuse
  • Injury, including sports injuries
  • Age-related wear and tear
To accurately diagnose a patient, before performing an arthroscopy on the elbow joint, an orthopaedic surgeon X-rays and MRIs the joint. These tests are used to view cartilage (soft tissue surrounding bones), as well as areas of bone that may have irregularities. The physician also takes into consideration abnormal areas when placing portals (small incisions) for the procedure.
Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose or treat problems in the elbow, such as tears in the joint. The surgeon makes tiny incisions and inserts a small camera and surgical tools through them to examine or repair the damaged area.

Under anaesthesia, your surgeon will view your elbow joint with arthroscopy, making incisions as needed to view the joint.

The patient is prepared for the procedure. The joint is injected with a sterile saline solution to provide visibility and absorption of the foreign material, reducing the risk of damage to surrounding tissues, blood vessels, nerves, ligaments and bone.

A surgical procedure that is done to diagnose and/or treat a medical problem or injury.

At the end of the procedure, your surgeon stitches or staples the incisions closed and applies a bandage, dressing or splint to them.

After surgery, your doctor may instruct you on a number of exercises to begin at home a few days following surgery. In more advanced surgeries, physical therapy is often prescribed after the first postoperative visit. The time required and the type of therapy will depend on the type of problem you have and the type of surgery you required.

Ice, elevate and rest your injured elbow. Avoid activities that worsen pain or increase swelling – i.e., wear a sling, splint or brace no lifting, or strenuous exercise.

Elbow arthroscopy poses a slightly higher risk of infection and nerve irritation/injury than shoulder and knee arthroscopy, but is a safe and effective procedure.
  • Blood clot include bleeding
  • Infection
  • Nerve injury or irritation
Elbow arthroscopy offers numerous advantages when compared to traditional elbow surgery. Elbow arthroscopy offers improved articular visualization, decreased postoperative pain, faster postoperative recovery time and shorter hospital stays.

For more information on elbow arthroscopy, or tennis elbow, or removal of loose bodies, or osteoarthritis or scar tissue removal or rheumatoid arthritis or treatment of fractures or elbow injury diagnosis and treatment options available, please call +919113025188. Dr. Pradyumna R, elbow specialist serving BTM Layout, Bangalore City.