Conditions affecting the elbow joint are generally caused by trauma to the elbow or conditions that develop due to overuse of the arm / elbow.
The following is an overview of the procedures carried out by Dr Moopanar to treat conditions and injuries affecting the elbow.
Where non-surgical treatment for elbow instability is not effective, surgery may be the best option. The aim of the procedure is to restore elbow stability - the standard surgical approach is known as lateral ligament reconstruction.
An elbow replacement procedure is generally recommended where there has been substantial degeneration in the elbow joint and severe ongoing pain. Elbow replacement surgery is however generally not recommended for patients who are involved in high demand physical activities, as increased wear and tear on the prosthetic joint elevates the risk of loosening.
Distal biceps repair
The distal biceps tendon is the one that attaches the biceps muscle to the bone at the elbow. A distal biceps repair aims to either repair the existing tendon or completely reconstruct a replacement tendon.
Radial head replacement
A radial head fracture occurs at the upper end of the radius – one of the bones in the forearm. It is relatively common where people have fallen on an outstretched hand. A radial head fracture generally needs to be replaced where it is badly fractured and/or dislocated.
Arthroscopic surgery on the elbow is conducted both to examine the elbow joint and to perform some surgical procedures to the elbow.