Elbow Arthroscopy

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute is a leading orthopedic group in the D.C. area, providing personalized and comprehensive joint care. Our doctors are fellowship-trained in upper joint care and specialize exclusively in treating conditions that affect the upper extremities. Our techniques are evidence-based and offer our patients the quickest and safest possible recovery from elbow surgery.

What is elbow arthroscopy surgery?

Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses an arthroscope (thin, flexible tube) to access your affected joints and project an image of them on a large screen. This image guides your orthopedic surgeon, who uses specialized instruments through the arthroscope to repair any damage.

Why is elbow arthroscopy performed?

This minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions than traditional open surgical techniques. Elbow arthroscopy also causes less pain and allows you to recover faster and more easily.

We can use minimally invasive elbow arthroscopy to treat conditions including:

What does arthroscopic elbow surgery involve?

During elbow arthroscopy, you are sedated and very small incisions are made around your elbow joint. A small camera is then inserted into the joint, which creates images to guide your surgeon during the procedure. When diseased muscles are found, our doctors can remove them and attach healthy muscle to the bone in its place. You can usually leave the hospital on the same day as your surgery, with physical therapy beginning shortly after.

What does elbow arthroscopy recovery involve?

At MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, our specialists work with each patient to establish a treatment plan based on your individual situation and needs. Recovery from arthroscopic surgery generally includes wearing a splint for a short time, followed by physical therapy. Additionally, our therapists teach you to maximize your range of motion while preventing re-injury or worsening of the condition. Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss the specific details of your recovery with you prior to your procedure.

What are the benefits of undergoing elbow arthroscopy?

Our goal is for you to experience the following benefits after having elbow arthroscopy surgery:

  • Elbow pain relief
  • Restored range of motion in the elbow and arm
  • Improved arm strength
  • Ability to return to normal activities faster than with traditional surgery

 

If you believe you may need elbow arthroscopy, call 202-295-0511 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. Our doctors have years of experience treating a wide range of elbow conditions and are pleased to offer comprehensive elbow care in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Our Specialists

Hand, Wrist & Elbow

John S. Foley, MD
John S. Foley, MD
Hand, Wrist & Elbow

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Curtis Mitchell Henn, MD
Curtis Mitchell Henn, MD
Hand, Wrist & Elbow
PhonePhone: 202-444-0335

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
Ryan M. Jander, MD
Ryan M. Jander, MD
Hand, Wrist & Elbow

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge
Michael William Kessler, MD

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre

Sports Medicine

Evan H. Argintar, MD
Evan H. Argintar, MD
Sports Medicine

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Emmanuel Asare O Atiemo, MD

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Vestinia P. Bridges, MD

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Wiemi Abell Douoguih, MD

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Daniel Mark Hampton, MD

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge
David Charles Johnson, MD

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
John A. Kuri, II, MD
John A. Kuri, II, MD
Sports Medicine

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Carter Wallace Mitchell, MD

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
William Postma, MD
William Postma, MD
Sports Medicine

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – McLean
Steven James Svoboda, MD

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Mitchellville
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Melissa Ann Yadao, MD
Melissa Ann Yadao, MD
Sports Medicine
PhonePhone: 866-767-1682

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge

Locations

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: 202-444-8766
18109 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 325 Olney, MD, 20832
Phone: 301-774-8958
25500 Point Lookout Road, Suite 250 Leonardtown, MD, 20650
Phone: 240-434-7483
106 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20010
Phone: 202-877-6000
1120 20th Street Northwest, Building 1 South Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 202-416-2000
13950 Brandywine Road, 2nd Floor Brandywine, MD, 20613
Phone: 301-856-1682
5454 Wisconsin Avenue, 11th Floor Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
Phone: 301-215-9423
6355 Walker Lane, Suite 501 Alexandria, VA, 22310
Phone: 703-971-3701
12825 Minnieville Road, Suite 203 Woodbridge, VA, 22192
Phone: 703-971-3701
6858 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 200 Mc Lean, VA, 22101
Phone: 202-444-8766
11325 Pembrooke Square, Suite 115 Waldorf, MD, 20603
Phone: 301-856-1682