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ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY

Elbow arthroscopy is done through 3-4 holes made on the elbow two being in the back and two on the sides. Elbow arthroscopy is done particularly for elbow joint cartilage problems, intraarticular loose bodies, and elbow synovial hypertrophy.

In the case of case of elbow articular pathology depending on the size of lesion, one of the following procedures is performed: 1- Debridement (removal of the damaged cartilage part), 2-Microfracture technique, making small holes in the subchondral bone to promote and increase blood circulation in the area, 3- mosaicplasty, particularly for osteochondral lesions over 1.5 cm, a osteochondral autogreft taken from other joint of the patient used to repair the osteochondral lesion area. 4- Stem cell, cartilaginous tissue culture transfer, for selected patients with the proper indication, we first harvest sample cartilage tissue from the joint, and produce autologous cartilage tissue with sell culture, and finally transfer the produced cartilage to the lesion area.

When there is any bony and/or cartilaginous loose bodies in elbow joint, Prof.Dr.Şeref Aktaş can find and remove them arthroscopically.

Synovitis aspecially common in inflamatuary diseases like romatoid arthritis mght be treated with elbow arthroscopy without need for open surgery.

In the case of elbow arthrofibrosis, elbow joint can be released with arthroscopic surgery.

You may e-mail us to ask questions regarding elbow arthroscopic surgery and to make an appointment.

Key Words: Elbow arthroscopy, synovitis, synovial hypertrophy, trochlear osteochondritis dissecans, elbow articular cartilage, arthrofibrosis.

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