Dry Elbow Arthroscopy

  • Gregory BainEmail author
  • Joideep Phadnis
  • Tendai Mwaturura


Arthroscopy is an established tool for investigation and management of elbow pathology. In this chapter, we detail the technique of dry elbow arthroscopy and provide examples of the superior image definition and depth of vision achieved. Dry arthroscopy is now used in the wrist by many surgeons and is gaining some popularity in the elbow. Pearls for successful execution of the technique, and potential pitfalls, are described.


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Supplementary material

Video 14.1

An overview of the concepts of diagnostic and therapeutic dry arthroscopy of the elbow (MP4 106554 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory Bain
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joideep Phadnis
    • 2
  • Tendai Mwaturura
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma SurgeryFlinders University, Flinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Brighton and Sussex University HospitalsBrightonUK
  3. 3.Flinders University, Flinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia

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