The Elbow pp 165-171 | Cite as

Arthroscopic arthrolysis

  • P. Montemagni
  • G. Carnazza
Part of the Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery book series (ORTHOP.SURGERY, volume 2)


Arthroscopy of the elbow was performed for the first time by Burman on a cadaver in 1932 (1), and used for the first time as a diagnostic examination by Watanabe in 1971 (2) on a patient suffering from arthrosynovitis. Subsequently, McGinty (3) in 1982, Hempfling (4) in 1983, and Eriksson (6) in 1984 dedicated themselves to setting some standards for arthroscopic technique as well as indications for its use on the elbow.


Radial Head Elbow Joint Loose Body Medial Epicondyle Lateral Epicondylitis 
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  • G. Carnazza

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