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!

  • 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.
  • Thank you for taking such fine care of my husband. We truly appreciate your kindness, precision and you made the ordeal seem much calmer than it really was. Today, reality set in when the x-rays showing how he is healing revealed the depth! Thanks so much! -M.M.
  • 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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