Elbow Surgery

Maryland Elbow Surgery Lawyer

Welcome to the Kopec Law Firm’s page on elbow surgery. The following is a description of different types of elbow surgeries. This includes who typically performs them, how they are done, and especially potential risks and complications associated with each procedure. When you have a bad outcome with elbow, itis essential to consult with a Maryland elbow surgery lawyer.

Elbow Arthroscopy:

  • Surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons with expertise in arthroscopic procedures perform elbow arthroscopy.
  • Procedure: Elbow arthroscopy involves making small cuts around the elbow joint and placing a tiny camera called an arthroscope. The camera then allows the surgeon to see the inside of the joint and perform various treatments. These treatments include such as removing loose bodies, repairing damaged cartilage, or treating inflammation.
  • Risks and Complications: Potential risks and complications of elbow arthroscopy include infection, bleeding, nerve or blood vessel injury, stiffness, continuing pain, or the development of scar tissue.

Elbow Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery):

  • Surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons, particularly those specializing in sports medicine, typically perform Tommy John surgery.
  • Procedure: Tommy John surgery involves replacing a damaged ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the elbow with a tendon graft. The surgeon then makes an incision, prepares the graft (often using a tendon from the patient’s own body or a donor), and secures it in place using various techniques.
  • Risks and Complications: Risks and complications associated with Tommy John surgery may include infection, nerve or blood vessel damage, stiffness, weakness, graft failure, chronic pain, or the need for additional surgeries.

The Elbow Fracture Surgery:

  • Surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons specializing in trauma or upper extremity surgeries typically perform elbow fracture surgeries.
  • Procedure: The specific procedure for elbow fracture surgery depends on the type and severity of the fracture. It may involve realigning the broken bones (open reduction), stabilizing them with screws, plates, or wires (internal fixation), or using external fixation devices.
  • Risks and Complications: Potential risks and complications of elbow fracture surgery include infection, nerve or blood vessel injury, stiffness, nonunion (failure of bones to heal), malunion (improper alignment during healing), limited range of motion, or the need for hardware removal in some cases.

Call The Maryland Elbow Surgery Lawyer Now

If you have had elbow surgery and have been left with an injury, call the Maryland elbow surgery lawyer at the Kopec Law Firm. You will directly with Mark Kopec. He is a top-rated Maryland medical malpractice attorney with 30+ years of legal experience. Contact us at 800-604-0704 for your free consultation

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