Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery

Jupiter Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Jupiter, FL

Dr. Van Sice repairs damage and injury to the elbow with arthroscopic elbow surgery. Palm County Florida based patients suffering from arthritis, tennis or golfers elbow or pain from wear and tear can seek assessment and treatment with Dr. Van Sice at Jupiter Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, located in Jupiter, FL.

Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery

Jupiter Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

What is arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a type of minimally-invasive surgery that is used to diagnose and treat issues affecting the joints, including the shoulders, knees, ankles, wrists and elbows. Arthroscopy uses a thin, flexible scope called an arthroscope. The scope is inserted through a small incision near the joint, and the joint is inflated with a small amount of inert gas to widen the area and make it easier for viewing. The camera at the end of the scope sends images back to the monitor so the doctor can determine the cause of symptoms or use specially-designed instruments to perform joint repair procedures as well as procedures to release nerve impingements that can cause pain and numbness. Arthroscopy can be used to repair soft tissues, including the rotator cuff and ligaments and tendons that support the joint and help it function, and it can also be used to repair joint surfaces that have been damaged by trauma or arthritis.

What conditions are repaired with arthroscopic elbow surgery?

Some of the conditions more commonly treated with arthroscopic elbow surgery include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Removal of loose cartilage and bone fragments
  • Release of scar tissue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Damage to the capitulum part of the humerus

What are golfer's elbow and tennis elbow?

Golfer's elbow and tennis elbow are two conditions that involve inflammation of the tendons in the elbow joint. In golfer's elbow, the tendons on the inside of the elbow are affected, while tennis elbow involves the tendons on the outside of the joint. Both conditions occur as a result of strain and overuse, and they can occur in athletes as well as people who don't participate in golf, tennis, or any other type of sport. Symptoms of both conditions are also similar and include:

  • Pain that grows progressively worse and is focused on either the front or back portion of the arm and elbow
  • Pain that increases when lifting, grabbing or squeezing an object or when performing tasks like opening jar lids
  • Sometimes the conditions can also cause a weak grip

Insurance

At Jupiter Orthopedic we accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans. If you do not see your insurance listed, please call our office to see how we can help. Patient financing available through CareCredit. We accept Health Savings Account (HSA) credit cards, American Express, Mastercard and Visa as methods of payments. **Self-pay packages are available.

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