Patients in Naples and Bonita Springs, FL

Elbow arthroscopy is a surgical approach used in various elbow surgeries. In Greek, it means “to look within the joint.” As opposed to a traditional surgery, arthroscopy is less invasive and a more complex method. Arthroscopy can also be used to diagnose elbow injuries or complications.

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Description

During an arthroscopy procedure, Dr. Goldberg creates small incisions for a very small camera, or fiber optic device into the arm surgical area. This camera allows the injury and procedure to be viewable on a screen. Tiny instruments or tools are then inserted into incisions to examine the area around the elbow.

In addition to treating elbow conditions, elbow arthroscopy can be used to diagnose symptoms. The camera can help identify problems not visible at the arm’s surface more precisely than an MRI.

Treatable Injuries

Elbow arthroscopy can correct a variety of injuries. Arthroscopy can be used for the following conditions:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Cartilage removal
  • Arthritis in the arm
  • Release of scar tissue

If you believe you suffer from any of these conditions, or experience painful symptoms in your elbow, be sure to ask Dr. Goldberg about an arthroscopic procedure. He will determine if your condition could benefit from this less invasive approach.

Recovery

Because it uses smaller incisions and is less invasive than traditional methods, an arthroscopy lessens surgical recovery time. Patients should expect discomfort after surgery, and depending on the extent, it may take several weeks for pain to subside. For certain conditions, arthroscopy allows diagnosis and treatment in the same appointment, which limits recovery time even further. Arthroscopic patients can experience the same results as an open surgery, but with fewer associated risks.

After surgery, Dr. Goldberg will determine a rehabilitation program to specifically help you regain motion and strength. Returning to activities, such as driving and work, will be determined on the type of surgery and the amount of rehabilitation required.  Dr. Goldberg serves patients near the Naples and Bonita Springs areas for their arthroscopic procedure.

Contact Dr. Goldberg today at 561-282-3465 to schedule an appointment today.

  • You have successfully completed two shoulder replacement surgeries on one patient who is forever grateful for the relief of pain as well as for the additional ease of movement in both arms. It is to your credit that I am now able to sleep nights without the constant discomfort that I previously experienced. You went beyond the call of duty in every area and took time to explain the procedures. You have a great future ahead of you. My wife and I can not thank you enough for giving us a new lease on an active retirement. -W.F.
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  • Thank you so much for the successful repair of my rotator cuff and the follow-up care by you and Donna, my therapist. I appreciate the professionalism I was shown by you and all who were involved in my surgery and recovery. I will continue my therapy at home, as you recommended, and look forward to seeing you when I return next season. -R.M.
  • Back in January of this year (2013), I fractured my shoulder in a boating accident. I was so impressed with the professionalism of you and your entire staff. After several month of physical therapy, I have recovered much of my mobility and have gotten back to playing racquetball. Thank you for turning a not so good situation into one with positive results. -D.M.


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