Elbow arthroscopy is a valuable adjunctive means to diagnose difficult elbow problems and is a relatively atraumatic means to remove loose bodies. It is also helpful with the patient in whom the objective findings do not coincide with persistent and significant subjective complaints. However, the use of elbow arthroscopy in a routine fashion is to be avoided, and the procedure should have limited indications at this time. Ideally it should be done primarily only by those experienced in the technique of arthroscopy who possess a significant knowledge of elbow anatomy and pathology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Instructional course lectures|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
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