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Elbow Arthoscopy

Elbow Arthroscopic Surgery

 

A procedure performed by the surgeon for inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing the joints’ problems is known as arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is made of greek words arthro and skopien, arthro meaning joint and skopein meaning to look. In literal terms, it means to look inside/ within the joint.

 

The elbow arthroscopy procedure involves the surgeon inserting an arthroscope(a small camera) into your elbow joint; once inside, the camera will start to display the pictures on the television screen, then the surgeon will use these images to insert and guide the instruments for performing the surgery.

 

Since the instruments and the arthroscope are thin, the doctor will make incisions so that the instruments can go inside. As the incisions are small, the recovery time is less, the patients’ stiffness is less, and the pain felt by them is going to be less too.

 

The procedure of elbow arthroscopy has been performed by doctors since the 1980s. It has helped the doctors in making a lot of diagnoses treatments as well as help people who underwent surgery in recovering easily. Improvements in elbow arthroscopy occur every year in which improvements are made, and new techniques are added.

 

Anatomy of the elbow joint.

The elbow joint is very complex and is made up of three bones.

The humerus, also known as the upper arm bones

The ulna is also known as the forearm bone and starts from the side of the pin finger)

The radius, also known as the firearm bone which starts from the thumb side.

 

The surface where these bones to form the elbow is covered with articular cartilage; it is a smooth substance that protects the bone as it works as a natural cushion for absorbing the forces that hit the joint.

 

The synovial membrane is a thin, smooth tissue covering all the remaining surfaces of the elbow joint. In a healthy elbow joint, the membrane will start making small amounts of fluid which will lubricate the cartilage and work on eliminating almost every sort of friction so that you can bend and rotate the arm easily. The elbow’s inner and outer side has thicker ligaments, also known as collateral ligaments, which will hold the elbow joint together and prevent it from dislocating.

Lastly, the elbow joint is surrounded by the muscles situated on the front and backsides, in addition to the major three nerves that cross the elbow joint and are located closer to the joint surfaces and the capsule.

 

Why and when will the doctor recommend arthroscopy?

 

The doctor will recommend elbow arthroscopy if you are going through a painful condition that does not respond to any non-surgical treatments; the non-surgical treatment includes physical therapy, rest, and injections medication to reduce inflation.

Keep in mind that inflammation is one of the body’s way of reacting to any disease and injury.

Whenever the elbow joint is injured, the information will cause stiffness, pain, and swelling.

 

The majority of the elbow issues arise because there is an injury, the bone is overused, or the age is not on your side. The elbow arthroscopy procedure will work on relieving painful issues like damage to the cartilage and various other soft tissues.

The doctor will also recommend elbow arthroscopy for removing the loose pieces of the bone and cartilage and scar tissue that is blocking the motion of the elbow.

 

The common arthroscopic procedures are

 

  • Removal of loose bodies like cartilage and bone fragments
  • Lateral epicondylitis, also known as the treatment of tennis elbow.
  • Treatment of wear and tear arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis
  • Removal of scar tissue so that range of motion can be improved.
  • Treatment of inflammatory arthritis, also known as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treating osteochondritis dissecans, which is an issue that occurs in gymnastics and throwers, wherein the capitellum portion of humerus is dealt with.
  • Treatments of medial epicondylitis, also known as golfers elbow
  • Repair of collateral ligaments
  • Treatment of mini and many fractures
  • Replacement of elbow joints
  • Decompressing of the ulnar nerve, also known as funny bone nerve.

 

 

The best elbow arthroscopy surgeon in Chennai will understand your problem thoroughly and work on your elbow. They may also recommend advanced surgeries for combining arthroscopy procedures with open procedures so that your issues can be dealt with accordingly.

Knowing the elbow arthroscopy surgery cost in Chennai, which it the Sunway hospital and see for yourself as to why we are considered the best elbow Arthroscopy hospital in Chennai.

 

 

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Dr.Madhan Mohan Reddy

MBBS, MS(Ortho), MD(France), FRCS(UK)

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344545d

Dr.Madhan Mohan Reddy

MBBS, MS(Ortho), MD(France), FRCS(UK)

Orthopedist