What is elbow arthroscopy?
Arthroscopic elbow surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery, is one of the most common procedures performed in the treatment of elbow injuries and degenerative conditions. Dr. James Mazzara, orthopedic elbow surgeon serving patients in Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities offers this innovative surgical technique. Elbow arthroscopy uses several small incisions, instead of a large open incision, to “see” inside the joint. Dr. Mazzara inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, and uses small, thin surgical instruments to repair the muscle, cartilage and nerves in and around the elbow joint. Elbow arthroscopy is known to give patients less pain, quicker healing time and better outcomes from elbow surgery.