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Elbow Arthroscopy

What is Elbow Arthroscopy?

Elbow arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) involves a number of small cuts around the elbow. A camera is inserted into the elbow joint to inspect the joint and identify the extent of any problems, such as arthritis. Any loose bodies that are floating around the elbow are removed and bone spurs are smoothed down. The thick capsule that lines the elbow joint may also be released if necessary.

After Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery

After surgery your elbow will be in a bandage. Patients can usually go home on the same day as their surgery. 

In most cases you will be encouraged to get your elbow moving as soon as possible after surgery. You will be referred to a physiotherapist to help with this. After successful elbow arthroscopic surgery, you can expect that the pain you had at the extremes of elbow movement will be markedly improved. It is important to know that the elbow may still not be able to fully straighten, even though the pain is gone. 

For more information on elbow arthroscopy, we recommend contacting our surgeons for an initial consultation. 

Surgeons that perform this procedure

Mr Brendan Soo

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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A/Prof. Simon Bell

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Mr Harry Clitherow

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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