Arthroscopy of the elbow

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that involves using an optic to see inside the joint and miniature surgical instruments. The incisions are small and this form of surgery is less invasive than the technique known as "open". With the evolution of arthroscopic techniques and instruments, arthroscopy allows today to treat a significant number of osteoarticular pathologies.

Arthroscopy of the elbow may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the cartilage surfaces and other soft tissues surrounding the joint. It is also recommended to remove loose bodies (cartilage and / or bone fragments)

Because it is a very minimally invasive technique, requiring only small incisions, this results in less pain and less stiffness.

The first operative stage consists of an articular and tendon exploration, which allows evaluation of the bone, cartilage and tendon lesions.

The surgeon can then intervene on the tissues and carry out an arthrolysis, which consists of "unblocking" the joint to make it better mobility.

  • Anesthesia : loco-regional
  • Technique : arthroscopy
  • Hospitalization : outpatient
  • Immobilization : no
  • Rehabilitation : immediate recovery of joint mobility
  • Postoperative visit : 4 weeks after surgery