Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique used by orthopaedic surgeons to diagnose and treat a range of conditions affecting the joint. Injury, overuse, and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most elbow problems.
Common arthroscopic procedures for the elbow include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteochondritis dissecans (activity-related damage to the capitellum portion of the humerus, as seen in throwers or gymnasts). It also includes removal of loose bodies (loose cartilage and bone fragments), and release of scar tissue to improve range of motion.
In contrast to traditional surgery, using large incisions to open the joint, there is no injury to surrounding soft tissues with arthroscopy. Moreover, the technique allows the surgeon to view the elbow joint from multiple angles, allowing for a more thorough evaluation.
Elbow Arthroscopy in India costs around USD 2,659 – USD 3,989, excluding the hotel specific expenditures, and it usually can take 6-8 weeks to recover (9-12 weeks fully) from the procedure.