Musculoskeletal joint, Bones, MR, CT, Ultrasound, Surgery, Diagnostic procedure, Trauma
L. Cerezal1, A. M. Perez2, A. Studer3, A. Villalba1, L. Pérez-Carro1, A. Cruz4; 1Santander/ES, 2Caracas/VE, 3Madrid/ES, 4Santander /ES
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.
Arthroscopy and arthroplasty account for less than 10% of all elbow surgeries.