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Elbow Surgery

An elbow arthroscopy (also called ‘keyhole’ surgery) allows your surgeon to look inside the area of the elbow using an endoscope to locate the exact problem,this is done using small cuts around the elbow.

Problems within the elbow may alternatively be found using a CT scan, however the problem still may require keyhole surgery to solve.

The elbow arthroscopy operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic and will take approximately half an hour.

Your surgeon will usually make between two and four cuts around the area into which the endoscope will be placed to give a clear and effective view of the problem. The problem can, if possible, be addressed using the same cuts with the use of specialised surgical instruments.

You will usually be allowed home on the same day as the operation. The physiotherapy team may also give you a course of exercises to allow a quicker more effective recovery period. It can however take a few weeks to return to normal activity.

Most patients see a remarkable improvement after surgery, however it does take some time for the pain and swelling to completely disappear. We advise to stay away from strenuous exercise for a period following the operation and only return to full activity once the elbow is back to full fitness.

This procedure will normally be covered by your medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with their provider prior to any treatment.

If you are paying for your own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.

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The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551