What is elbow arthroscopy for posterior decompression?
Arthroscopic surgery can be used to repair posterior elbow impingement. Elbow arthroscopy with posterior decompression facilitates the removal of soft tissue and bony impediments to motions, with a special focus on full elbow extension. Elbow arthroscopy is performed under regional anesthesia with specialized, small surgical tools and an arthroscope (camera). The camera is inserted into joint through a small incision, the arthroscope projects images of the inside of the elbow onto a monitor. The large visuals help Dr. Williams pinpoint the exact area of abnormality. 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 posterior decompression within the elbow.