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A patient is fully sedated. The orthopaedic surgeon injects fluid into the elbow. The fluid clears the joint and provides a better view of the elbow. Four to six small incisions are made around the elbow, and the fiber optic camera is inserted into the joint. Images are projected onto a screen to guide the surgeon through the repair. If there is diseased muscle, it can be removed and healthy muscle is reattached to the bone.
Four to six very small incisions are made around the elbow.
Patients are normally released the same day of surgery. In rare cases, you may be required to stay overnight. Physical therapy will be prescribed to help you regain full mobility.
Most patients will feel better within a week. Full recovery takes several weeks to a few months, based on the complexity of your repair. Your doctor can advise you on what activities would help you regain your strength.
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