Elbow Arthroscopy

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.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and arthroscopic elbow surgery at his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin, along with a wide variety of other elbow treatments and procedures. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their conditions. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/elbow-arthroscopy: click the link to read more about the procedure. To find out more about elbow arthroscopy or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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