Monday, 3 July 2017

Elbow Arthroscopy for Tennis Elbow

An elbow is a hinged joint formed by the joining of the upper arm bone (Humerus), the forearm bone on the thumb side (radius) and the forearm bone on the little finger side (Ulna). These three bones joint together in the elbow joint is covered with articular cartilage and the remaining surface of the joint is covered with synovial membrane. This unique anatomy of the elbow allows the joint to pass through a wide range of motion.
    When the elbow joint experience tremendous stress which may result in elbow joint spur or loose fragments of bone or cartilage, the doctor may suggest an elbow arthroscopy for the patient

What is Elbow Arthroscopy?

    Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat a wide range of conditions that affects the elbow joint. The following are the steps of the procedure:
  • First the surgeon gives anesthesia to the patient
  • Then the surgeon will make 2-3 small incisions near the elbow
  • Through one of the incisions the surgeon will insert an arthroscope
  • The surgeon makes the accurate diagnosis of the elbow joint with the help of the magnified images provided by the arthroscopic camera
  • After that the surgeon inserts small surgical instruments through the other incisions
  • The surgeon then introduce a sterile solution to expand the joint, in order to get a better space and view of the joint for the correction
  • Once the correction is done the surgeon closes the incisions with stitches.

Conditions treated

    Using an elbow arthroscopy a variety of conditions can be diagnosed and treated, including:
  • Stiffness
  • Fractures
  • Loose bodies in the joint
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow

Elbow arthroscopy for Tennis Elbow

    Tennis Elbow also known as Lateral Epicondylitis is caused by repetitive gripping activities using thumb and the first two fingers. This results in pain in arm, elbow and swelling of the tendons. This condition which may fails to get relief through conservative treatment can be treated by elbow arthroscopy by removing the damaged tendon and repairing the remaining.
    Mahi  Orthopedic Clinic is a leading centre offers advanced orthopedic treatments like Elbow Arthroscopy in Chennai. The clinic provides advanced Treatment for Tennis Elbow in Chennai at highly affordable cost.


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