The arthroscopic technique has revolutionized orthopaedic surgery in the last forty years, due to the improvement in surgical technique and innovations in technologies. Actually, knee and shoulder arthroscopy are commonly used to treat the most frequent pathologies with mini-invasive approaches demonstrate recovery of function and outcomes. Not the same thing can be said for other joints such as ankle, elbow and hip, where the narrowness of the space makes the technique more challenging. In this study, a brief review of the literature and the history of elbow arthroscopy are described. Indications, surgical technique, risks and complication, tip and tricks, advices and notes to avoid complications are reported. Elbow arthroscopic surgery is a difficult technique that requires a long learning curve, but in an experienced surgeon's hands, it is a safe and successful methodology when applied with correct indications and cautions.

Arthroscopy in osteochondral pathology of the elbow: indications, treatment and complications

Logroscino, G;Goderecci, R;Paglia, A;Calvisi, V
2019

Abstract

The arthroscopic technique has revolutionized orthopaedic surgery in the last forty years, due to the improvement in surgical technique and innovations in technologies. Actually, knee and shoulder arthroscopy are commonly used to treat the most frequent pathologies with mini-invasive approaches demonstrate recovery of function and outcomes. Not the same thing can be said for other joints such as ankle, elbow and hip, where the narrowness of the space makes the technique more challenging. In this study, a brief review of the literature and the history of elbow arthroscopy are described. Indications, surgical technique, risks and complication, tip and tricks, advices and notes to avoid complications are reported. Elbow arthroscopic surgery is a difficult technique that requires a long learning curve, but in an experienced surgeon's hands, it is a safe and successful methodology when applied with correct indications and cautions.
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