Elbow arthroscopy, less invasive technique to treat injuries

Written by: Dr. Francisco Martínez Martínez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Elbow arthroscopy: what it isElbow arthroscopy is a technique to diagnose and treat injuries of this complex articulation of human anatomy, minimally invasively, without broad approaches, as was required in conventional techniques practiced years ago.

In which cases elbow arthroscopy is done and whyElbow arthroscopy can be used in tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, degenerative lesions such as osteoarthritis elbow cartilage lesions as osteochondritis, sequelae of fractures and posttraumatic stiffness and tumoral lesions such as synovial chondromatosis.

All joint injuries, as described in the previous section, are candidates for elbow arthroscopy, enhancing the expert Traumatology access and visualization of lesions compared to conventional open techniques.

Postoperative elbow arthroscopyPostoperatively elbow arthroscopy there is great benefit, given the brevity start early functional recovery, the absence of major approaches and do not require prolonged immobilization.

Results elbow arthroscopyThe results in all studies equal or better to the usual techniques, with the advantage of earlier functional recovery.

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By Dr. Francisco Martínez Martínez
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Martinez is a renowned specialist in Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery. Throughout his career he has been thoroughly trained in the specialty, being Doctor of Medicine and Surgery and with numerous national and international titles and courses. He alternates his activity as Optional area specialist in various renowned hospitals of the city of Murcia with its intense teaching faculty as a professor and master, also directing doctoral theses and many courses Traumatology. He also is the author of more than 25 book chapters, editor of 3 books and many scientific articles published in recognized specialty magazines. He has been a speaker at numerous courses of Traumatology and has over 60 conference papers specialty.

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