Duke elbow and hand specialists use minimally invasive elbow arthroscopy to diagnose and treat the causes of elbow pain and stiffness.
Common causes of elbow pain that our surgeons look for include:
Often, elbow arthroscopy is used to evaluate the elbow prior to elbow ligament reconstruction.
In arthroscopic elbow surgery, a surgeon inserts at tiny camera through a small incision at the elbow. This camera projects an image of the inside of the elbow onto a television screen where the doctor can view the damaged ligaments, cartilage, and bone.
If appropriate, other surgical instruments can be inserted through additional incisions to treat the cause of the elbow pain.
Our surgeons can remove loose bodies or bone spurs, cut away damaged tendon (as in tennis elbow), or smooth misshapen bone that is rubbing together and causing pain.
Our orthopaedic surgeons have been trained specifically in the use of arthroscopic surgery and have the skill and technology necessary to successfully perform this surgery.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to make an appointment with a Duke elbow and hand doctor in the Triangle of North Carolina. We see patients from Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond.
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