Elbow Replacement and Elbow Arthroscopy
Accurate information is extremely important in making decisions about elbow surgery. The orthopaedic surgeons at the Evarts Joint Center will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation, and will help you choose the treatment plan that is right for you. We have the widest range of treatment options in Upstate New York. If you already have a plan in place, we're happy to give you another opinion.
Total Elbow Replacement surgery is performed to remove severely damaged or diseased portions of bone in the elbow joint and replace the bone with prosthetic parts. Elbow replacement can be an effective way to reduce pain and restore the function of the elbow in patients with severe osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-trauma arthritis, and other arthritic conditions.
Elbow Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and treat a range of conditions such as tennis elbow, arthritic elbow, and stiff elbow. During the procedure, a surgeon inserts narrow tubes through small incisions in the skin — each about one inch long. Surgical instruments and a camera lens are threaded through the tubes. A camera transmits a view of your joint to a video monitor, and the surgeon watches a monitor while performing the procedure. This type of procedure can be used to remove loose fragments, bone spurs, and/or repair damaged ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and inflamed joint linings that are causing pain. Patients who have arthroscopic surgery can typically resume normal activities within weeks.
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