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The elbow functions to move the arm, working either in rotation or like a hinge. There are many conditions that can cause pain of the elbow, including injury, arthritis, bursitis and infection. Common complaints include tendinitis or “tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylitis) or “golfer’s elbow” (medial epicondylitis), both of can be treated with elbow surgery.
Injury, overuse, and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most elbow pain, and are all treatable with elbow surgery. Elbow arthroscopy is a type of surgery that examines or repairs any injured tissues around the elbow joint by using a tiny camera. It is a keyhole procedure that aims to relieve pressure from inflamed elbow tendons, resulting in pain-free mobility.
Elbow arthroscopy is commonly used in the treatment of various conditions, including osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and the removal of loose bodies such as cartilage and bone fragments. This type of elbow surgery can also be used to release scar tissue that is causing pain and blocking motion.
Elbow arthroscopy may relieve the painful symptoms of lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as “tennis elbow”. A small camera is introduced into the elbow joint, where the tendon affected by tennis elbow is identified. This tendon is divided and all others are avoided. Any loose bodies are also removed. The entire procedure takes only around 30 minutes and is minimally invasive, so an overnight stay in hospital is normally not required.
Whatever the cause behind your elbow pain, UKS Medical can provide you with access to an elbow specialist, in minimal time and with minimal hassle. In most cases you will be seen by a consultant within 48 hours of your initial contact with us. To find out more about treating your elbow pain, contact UKS Medical Today.