Answers to Common Elbow Osteoarthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about elbow osteoarthritis.

What are common injuries of the elbow treated with arthroscopic surgery?

Advances in surgical technique have made elbow arthroscopy a safe and effective procedure, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). The procedure was once believed to be risky due to the small size of the elbow joint, the NIH states.

Surgery may be recommended if other forms of treatment fail, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). Some conditions that may be treated with arthroscopy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Release of scar tissue
  • Removal of loose bodies
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tennis elbow

For more information about elbow conditions treated with arthroscopy, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Mark Zunkiewicz, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Anthony Checroun, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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