What is elbow arthroscopy for the removal of bone spurs (osteophytes)?
Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive manner by which the elbow joint can be accessed to perform surgical procedures. During elbow arthroscopy, long, thin medical tools are inserted into the elbow through small incisions. An arthroscope (small camera with a light) displays images of the injury onto a screen; this allows Dr. Williams to perform elbow procedures. One procedure that can be easily performed using arthroscopy is the removal of excess bony projections or bone spurs of the elbow. During elbow arthroscopy, Dr. Williams is able to remove excess bone (osteophytes) that sometimes develop in the elbow joint. Arthroscopic elbow surgery is done in an out-patient setting and with the use of regional anesthesia. Dr. Riley J. Williams, orthopedic elbow surgeon, serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, New York City, NY and surrounding areas, has extensive experience performing arthroscopic elbow surgery for the removal of bone spurs within the elbow.