Pain caused by an elbow joint trauma should be examined early, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) if necessary. Arthroscopic surgery on the elbow joint is a procedure that demands a high level of specialist skill. Patients who have procedures conducted by a surgical expert in the field, such as our Sports Hospital’s Dr Terho Kainonen, will recover quickly.
Acute and chronic elbow conditions can be treated with modern, minimally invasive surgical techniques. The most common chronic elbow condition is inflammation of the outer part of the elbow, aka tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, which today can be treated with arthroscopic surgery.
Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) can cause stiffness in the elbow joints. Arthroscopic surgical procedures to improve range of motion often result in a considerable improvement in the patient’s upper extremity movement.
Some of the typical elbow problems we treat are:
- Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis
- Degenerative joint disease in the elbow
- Pain and stiffness caused by trauma to the elbow joint
- Elbow ligament injuries