Elbow Arthroscopy

Elbow Arthroscopy

Elbow Treatments & Surgeries - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialists

An elbow arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint. During elbow arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your elbow joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

A wide range of procedures can be performed arthroscopically: scar tissue and loose bodies can be removed, fractures can be fixed, and joint replacement is sometimes even possible. Most arthroscopy procedures are performed under a general anaesthetic.

Adelaide Shoulder and Upper Limb Clinic offers consultation and arthroscopic elbow surgery at his multiple practice locations in Adelaide, along with a wide variety of other elbow treatments and procedures. With our extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, our surgeons work with patients to create tailored treatment plans, to deliver the best possible outcome. 

Patient information for elbow surgeries, injuries and conditions.

Elbow Conditions

Browse the links below for more information on common elbow injuries including the main causes, symptoms and treatments.

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) of the Forearm
  • Loose Bodies
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Posterior Impingement of the Elbow
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment (Syndrome)
  • Sports Injuries of the Elbow
  • Stiffness (of the Elbow)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Ulna Nerve Entrapment (Syndrome)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)
Common Elbow Injuries

Browse the links below for more information on common elbow injuries including the main causes, symptoms and treatments.

  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Elbow)
  • Distal Humerus Fractures (involving the elbow)
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fractures (Common in Children)
  • Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete
  • Elbow Instability (Recurrent and Chronic)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
  • Olecranon Fractures (involving the elbow)
  • Terrible Triad Injury of the Elbow
  • Throwing Elbow Injuries (in Children)

Elbow Treatments

Adelaide Shoulder and Upper Limb Clinic offers a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to manage elbow injuries and conditions.

  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Hemiarthroplasty (Elbow)
  • Post-Operative Elbow Exercises
  • Total Elbow Joint Replacement (Elbow Arthroplasty)

Depending on the type and severity of your elbow injury, surgery might be the best option. Adelaide Shoulder and Upper Limb Clinic specialise in minimally invasive arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery. Our aim is to deliver the best possible outcome, taking into account your lifestyle, general health and family situation. Before surgery, the surgeons at Adelaide Shoulder and Upper Limb Clinic will guide you through the process and address any concerns you have.

If you have a sports injury or other elbow condition, act now to make an appointment. Delaying treatment can cause permanent damage and reduce the potential for a full recovery.

Call our friendly team of Adelaide orthopaedic surgeons on 08 7077 0101 to make an appointment or use our handy online booking service.
Consultations are available in Dulwich (SA), Bedford Park (SA), Stirling Hospital (SA), and Elizabeth Vale (SA).