The surgeon uses an arthroscope to examine, identify and correct any issues in the bones, ligaments or tendons of the elbow. A number of repairs may be made based on the issue, such as filing of bone or removal of damaged cartilage.
This surgery relieves pressure on the ulnar nerve in your elbow. This is accomplished by moving it to limit compression by the media epicondyle, which is a bony bump found on the inner side of your elbow.
Loose bodies may be found near your joints due to degenerative diseases or as a result of trauma or overuse. These bodies must be removed to prevent the locking of your joints, making it difficult to move or fully extend that joint.