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What are the beneficial effects of having arthroscopic surgery of the elbow?

Arthroscopic surgery is less painful, less scarring and leads to better preservation of motion and rapid recovery.

What are the common risks factors associated with the arthroscopic surgery of the elbow?

Complications are not common but may include nerve injury, infection, bleeding, and stiffness.

How should I prepare myself, the night before the surgery?

Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight.

Is any exercise I can start now prior to surgery?


How long is the recovery time after having surgery?

It varies from one week to several months, depending on your prognosis and specific       surgery performed during the elbow arthroscopy.

How long I have to take physical therapy at home?

Physical therapy for 4 weeks, 2-3 times a week is recommended.

What can make my recovery faster?

Keeping yourself fit and healthy, avoid smoking and doing physical therapy as recommended by your surgeon, may speed up your recovery.

  • Animas Orthopedic Associates
  • Animas Surgical Hospital
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons