Elbow Joint Therapeutic Arthroscopy
The Following Diseases Are Treated With Elbow Joint Therapeutic Arthroscopy:
- Loose Bodies in Elbow Joint
- Bone Spurs in Elbow Joint
- Loose Elbow Joint Capsule
- Cartilage Damage
- Tendon Tear or Tennis Elbow
1. Loose Bodies In Elbow Joint
- Arthroscope is used to see the loose bodies in the elbow joint.
- Loose bodies are picked up by the equipment called Grasper or punch.
- Joint is irrigated by normal saline.
- Rough surface of cartilage is scrapped and smoothened.
2. Bone Spurs In Elbow Joint
- Bone spurs are identified using arthroscope.
- Bone spurs are removed by using a drill and shaver cannula.
- Bone spurs are shaved while observing live through the arthroscope.
- The bone spurs or osteophytes are broken into tiny particles.
- The dust particles of osteophytes are removed by irrigation and picking with punch.
3. Loose Elbow Joint Capsule
- Segment of loose capsule is identified.
- Loose capsule is tightened by taking one or two sutures around loose capsule.
4. Cartilage Damage
- Cartilage damage is observed using arthroscope
- Cartilage damage is common in patients with history of osteoarthritis.
- The particles are removed either by irrigation or picking up with grasper.
- Rough cartilage surface is smoothened by a drill.
5. Tendon Tear or Tennis Elbow
- Tendon lies outside the joint.
- Tear in tendon is identified.
- Complete tear is repaired by taking one or two sutures around torn tendon.
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