Elbow arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a surgical procedure that is performed through tiny incisions to evaluate and treat several elbow conditions.
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Ligament reconstruction is considered in patients with ligament rupture. Your surgeon will make an incision over the elbow. Care is taken to move muscles, tendons, and nerves out of the way. The donor's tendon is harvested from either the forearm or below the knee. Your surgeon drills holes into the bones of the upper arm and forearm, around the elbow joint.
Elbow Tendon and Ligament Repair
The repair of the damaged tendon is broadly classified into two types:
- Tendon debridement: This procedure is commonly used in the management of tendinitis. In this procedure, your surgeon removes any damaged tissue and cleans the tendon.