Review the main surgical techniques in the treatment of elbow injuries. 2.
Describe the main complications related to surgical techniques. 3.
To review image findings and role of different imaging techniques in the postoperative elbow.
This educational briefly describes elbow lesions suitable for surgical treatment,
the main surgical techniques utilized,
normal postoperative findings and imaging techniques used for the most common postoperative complications. Surgical procedures of the elbow are less commonly performed than those for other major joints of the body.
More than 75% of elbow surgical procedures are performed in the context of not only tendon injuries,
primarily lateral epicondylitis.
Findings and procedure details
Tendinous injuries a. Lateral epicondylitis Surgical management of lateral epicondylitis is indicated in patients with persistent debilitating pain after at least 3–6 months of adequate conservative treatment.
Both open and arthroscopic debridement are effective options in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. Open procedures Damaged tendinous tissue displaying macroscopic changes should be debrided.
Anothersurgical option is tendon repair with reinsertion at the lateral epicondyle with...
is the least frequently performed joint surgery of all the major joints of the body.
postsurgical evaluation with imaging methods is an uncommon scenario faced in the daily work of most centers.
Most of the surgical procedures of the elbow are related to tendinous injuries,
primarily lateral epicondylitis. Imaging methods,
such as multi-slice CT analysis in joint fractures,
have contributed considerably to our knowledge of elbow injuries,
1 Luis Cerezal,
PhD 2 Alexeys Pérez 3 Alexis Studer,
PhD 4 Alfredo Villalba,
MD 5 Luis Pérez Carro,
PhD 5 Antonio Cruz,
MD 1 Department of Radiology,
Diagnóstico Médico Cantabria,
Spain (L.C) 2 Iberorad,
Spain 3 Microsurgery Unit,
Spain (A.S.) 4 Department of Arthroscopic Surgery,
Hospital Mutua Montañesa,
and A.C.) 5 Orthopedic Surgery Department,
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