Dr Jason McDarra performs a wide-range of elbow surgery procedures. He specialises in elbow joint arthroscopic (“keyhole”) reconstruction surgery to address a range of underlying conditions and injuries. He employs the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques when performing elbow surgery.
An elbow arthroscopy may be recommend if you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Nonsurgical treatment includes rest, physical therapy, and medications or injections that can reduce inflammation. Inflammation is one of your body’s normal reactions to injury or disease. In an injured or diseased elbow joint, inflammation causes swelling, pain, and stiffness.
Injury, overuse, and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most elbow problems. Elbow arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the cartilage surfaces and other soft tissues surrounding the joint. Elbow arthroscopy may also be recommended to remove loose pieces of bone and cartilage, or release scar tissue that is blocking motion.
Common arthroscopic procedures include:
He is committed to patient care and strives for positive patient outcomes by working towards relieving pain and restoring function and flexibility, thus improving mobility. His primary goal is to work with you to get you back to your active lifestyle and help you restore your quality of life.