What is elbow arthroscopy for the removal of loose bodies?
Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a small camera to access the joint and perform surgery. The arthroscopic images are projected onto a large monitor. These enlarged images help to visual joint pathology and facilitate the removal of pathologic loose bodies. Loose bodies of the elbow are usually fragmented pieces of bone or cartilage. The procedure uses small surgical instruments which can shave, mince, or remove these loose bodies that can be found in the elbow. Dr. Riley J. Williams, orthopedic elbow surgeon, serving Manhattan, New York City and the surrounding New York boroughs, has extensive experience performing arthroscopic surgery for the removal of loose bodies within the elbow.