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Any online elbow arthroscopy information?

Any online elbow arthroscopy information?

Yes: There is plenty of information on the internet. You can also visit my site in the shoulder & elbow section. Rayravenmd.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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Elbow arthroscopy information, what to do?

Elbow arthroscopy information, what to do?

Complicated: depends on the problem that needs treatment and much too complicated for this forum ...Read more

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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
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Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
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Try physical therapy to help recovery
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Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
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What should I do to cure elbow arthroscopy?

What should I do to cure elbow arthroscopy?

Elbow arthroscopy: Information from professional societies is often well laid out and vetted for accuracy. ............................ Aaos http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00646 ............................. Assh http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/elbow-arthroscopy.Aspx. ...Read more

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Can an arm surgery such as an elbow arthroscopy be performed under epidural anesthesia?

Can an arm surgery such as an elbow arthroscopy be performed under epidural anesthesia?

No, ,usually a block: BRACIAL plexus or axillary block. Works great had that done 4 times on the right & 2 times on the left. No problem. Epidurals in the neck are prone 2 migrate away from the area of injection, & U can have respiratory collapse, the it is an emergency crash a General anesthesia with intubation. Risk is so terrible l don't know of anyone who would try it. ...Read more

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Two months ago I had a knee arthroscopy and aspirated as I was being extubated. Developed aspiration pneumonia. Within a week I started having symmetrical pain in my knees and elbows. It has not abated and in fact is worsening.no swelling or erythema.

Two months ago I had a knee arthroscopy and aspirated as I was being extubated. Developed aspiration pneumonia.  Within a week I started having symmetrical pain in my knees and elbows.  It has not abated and in fact is worsening.no swelling or erythema.

Check for infection: We worry about infection in a situation like this. An infection in one part of the body can seed bacteria to other parts. If you haven't already, talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your concerns. If he doesn't evaluate you for this, then see an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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How serious is elbow arthroscopic surgery?

How serious is elbow arthroscopic surgery?

It is not serious: Like any out patient surgery if it is done in the right hands. ...Read more

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What to do if I have osteochondritis dissecans (ocd) in my elbow and i may need to get surgery. Does arthroscopic surgery help and lessen pain?

Perhaps: Talk to an elbow specialist who can review your particular situation. The best treatment will depend on the overall health of your elbow joint and the soft tissues around it. ...Read more

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After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?

After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?

Post op pain: No, but is is unlikely do to the surgery itself. Is it the forth and fifth fingers? If so i would highly suspect a ulnar neuropathy. This nerve is located where we call the funny bone. It can cause pain in the elbow and hand. Ask your orthopedist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Do you have to wear a sling after arthroscopic elbow surgery? Is it your choice to wear one or not?

Do you have to wear a sling after arthroscopic elbow surgery? Is it your choice to wear one or not?

Depends: It really depends on what your diagnosis is and what was done at the time of elbow arthroscopy. In my practice, it is common to use a sling for a short period of time after most arthroscopic elbow surgeries. Best to ask your surgeon what his specific protocol is. ...Read more

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Is it possible to move your arm after arthroscopic elbow surgery?

Is it possible to move your arm after arthroscopic elbow surgery?

Yes: Not only can you, but usually you're encouraged to move it early and often after surgery. Ice is helpful to reduce swelling. Anti-inflammatories are also usually encouraged, like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Confirm with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have tennis elbow and and need to have surgery. What type of surgery would be better open or arthroscopic .

Dependent: It is surgeon depend and which ever they choose will be better, as long as they are skilled or comfortable with their choice. It's best to rely on your surgeon's advice because they will choose the best procedure and the one they are most comfortable with. It's not prudent to select surgeon's based on procedure, but rather, their quality as a surgeon. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My fiancée needs surgery for tennis elbow and she would like to know which surgery is better to have open or arthroscopic for this surgery?

My fiancée needs surgery for tennis elbow and she would like to know which surgery is better to have open or arthroscopic for this surgery?

Percutaneous: I'm partial to a newer procedure called a percutaneous tenotomy. Tiny incision and uses ultrasound to guide a pen-like micro tip to the area of tendon damage. This device then removes the damaged portion of the tendon. I've had great success with this procedure. There is a physician in st. Louis who has done several hundred of these. We try to be unbiased, but go to tenexhealth.Com. ...Read more

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My fiancée needs surgery for tennis elbow and she would like to know which surgery is best open or arthroscopic and how long is normally the procedure?

Tennis Elbow: There is no benefit between open vs. Arthroscopic...It typically is the preference of the surgeon. This procedure itself should take between 45 min - 75 min. ...Read more

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I'm having arthroscopic elbow surgery done in my right elbow to get rid of loose bone particles. Is it bad?

Not bad surgery: Elbow arthroscopy is not a hard surgery to undergo, and rehab should be rapid. However, the underlying issue with the loose bodies can be simple, or have concerns down the line. If the work can be done with the arthroscope, it will be much easier on you than the same procedure done with an open approach. ...Read more

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What are normal results for an arthroscopy?

Depends on reason: Arthroscopy is a method of performing surgical procedures. Many joints can be treated arthroscopically. Without knowing the specific joint, the reason for surgery, and the procedure performed, it is impossible to give “normal results.” but, in general, for the right indications, the results of arthroscopic procedures are very good to excellent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arthroscopy?

Joint Surgery: Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker recovery than open surgery. ...Read more

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What are some tips and what to expect from an arthroscopy?

What joint ?: Arthroscopic procedures have become very common and often complicated procedures are done thru multiple small incisions. You really need to talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more