Elbow Treatments & Surgeries - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist
Arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint. During elbow arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your elbow joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.
A wide range of procedures can be performed arthroscopically: scar tissue and loose bodies can be removed, fractures can be fixed, and joint replacement is sometimes even possible. Most arthroscopy procedures are performed under a general anaesthetic.