Elbow Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to assess, diagnose, and treat conditions of the elbow. The procedure involves inserting a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the patient’s elbow joint. The camera transmits high-resolution images that the surgeon uses to access, scope, and repair any visible elbow damage. Elbow arthroscopy may be recommended to treat a variety of conditions such as arthritis, tennis elbow, and stiffness when traditional non-surgical methods have failed.
Elbow Arthroscopic Surgery Recovery
Elbow Arthroscopic surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and in an outpatient setting. Patients can return home the same day. After the procedure, the elbow is placed in a splint that enables the use of the hand. Some discomfort, pain, and limited mobility should be expected several weeks after surgery. Recovery after surgery often depends on the size and severity of the injury and the patient’s overall health. Participation in physical therapy is used to help strengthen and restore the elbow’s mobility.
While arthroscopic surgery provides many benefits over traditional elbow surgery, not every condition is treatable with this approach. Dr. Goldberg can help assess and determine the best treatment options for you, and if you may be a candidate for elbow arthroscopy. Schedule your appointment today with one of the most experienced elbow surgeons in the Southwest Florida area!