Surgical Options for Treating Elbow Conditions

“Surgical treatment can be an effective option for certain elbow conditions, if you are experiencing a condition that is not responding to non-surgical treatment.”

Elbow conditions can range from minor injuries to chronic pain and mobility issues. At Subang Jaya Medical Centre's Orthopaedics Department, we offer a range of surgical options for treating elbow conditions, including:

Elbow Fracture Fixation

Surgical treatment may be necessary to align the bones correctly and promote healing if you have a fractured elbow. There are several techniques that may be used, including:

  • Closed reduction: This procedure is used to reposition the bones into proper alignment without incision. 
  • Open reduction: This procedure involves making an incision in the skin to reposition the bones. 
  • Plate and screw fixation: This procedure involves using metal plates and screws to hold the bones in place while they heal. 

Elbow Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves inserting a small camera into the elbow joint to diagnose and treat problems. It can be used to remove loose pieces of bone or cartilage, repair torn ligaments or tendons, or smooth rough surfaces.

Elbow Replacement

Elbow replacement surgery, also known as elbow arthroplasty, is a procedure that involves replacing the damaged joint with a prosthetic joint. It may be recommended for people with severe arthritis or other degenerative conditions.

Elbow Ligament Reconstruction

If you have a torn ligament in your elbow, surgery may be necessary to repair it. Ligament reconstruction surgery involves replacing the damaged ligament with a healthy one from your own body or a donor.

Surgical treatment can be an effective option for certain elbow conditions. If you are experiencing an elbow condition that is not responding to non-surgical treatment, we invite you to visit our Orthopaedic & Spine department to learn more about your surgical options.