You deserve proven, minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain and length of recovery for your elbow injury. At Onward Orthopedics, we partner with only the best orthopedic surgeons in your area to ensure you receive personalized care specific to your needs, no matter the age. Below is brief overview of common surgical solutions we carry out on a daily basis.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small camera allows the surgeon to see inside your joint. During the procedure, the surgeon will use small tools to diagnose the injury, trim torn tissue, grasp loose pieces of bone or cartilage, or even reshape a misshapen bone or joint. The procedure makes diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from surgery easier and faster.
Overuse of the elbow could lead to a painful condition called tennis elbow. While there are many non-surgical treatment options for tennis elbow, if symptoms don’t respond after 6 to 12 months of treatment your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgical techniques that may be used to repair tennis elbow may include arthroscopy, open surgery, or a combination of both. Typically, these procedures are performed as outpatient surgeries. The ultimate goal is to restore mobility to your elbow.
With an elbow replacement, damaged parts of the humerus and ulna are replaced with artificial components, while the joint itself is completely replaced as well. While this procedure is a major alteration, our Onward Orthopedic surgeons can perform it as a minimally invasive surgery for candidates that qualify.
The above list is by no means exhaustive. Your physician will evaluate you personally and seek to understand your goals and your history before recommending which procedure you should undergo.