Elbow Arthroscopic Surgery
Elbow arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that greatly reduces trauma to the joint and its surrounding tissue. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California, Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds prefer elbow arthroscopic surgery for a number of elbow joint issues.
As a conservative treatment option, elbow arthroscopic surgery can be carried out as an outpatient procedure. Using an incision that is typically less than an inch in diameter, an arthroscope is inserted into the elbow joint. This instrument allows your orthopedic surgeon to examine, monitor or treat affected areas without the need for open surgery.
As there is reduced tissue damage involved in elbow arthroscopic surgery, patients typically experience less pain and recovery is faster. There are also potential benefits associated with the affordability of treatment if elbow arthroscopy eliminates the need for open surgery.
Conditions Treated using Elbow Arthroscopy
Elbow arthroscopic surgery is effective in the treatment of many common elbow injuries and conditions. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, conditions which could benefit from this conservative treatment approach may include:
- Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis)
- Bone spurs
- Elbow contractures
- Elbow fractures
- Loose bodies in the elbow
- Tennis elbow
Joint replacement and other invasive surgeries can result in significantly reduced elbow movement and function. These treatment methods are also associated with higher stress factors for the patient. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds prefer taking a conservative approach to treatment, with a view toward joint preservation and improved elbow function.
To learn more about the benefits of elbow arthroscopic surgery at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics from Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds, book an appointment for your consultation or examination today. We specialize in patient-guided treatment that is individualized, affordable and effective at our orthopedic practice in California.