A thin camera (arthroscope) is used to look inside the elbow joint and the picture is seen on a TV screen. The arthroscope is placed inside the joint through a small
incision. Fluid is gently pumped into the joint to fill the space and make it easier to see. Tools are passed through 2 or 3 more small cuts and watched within the joint with the arthroscope.
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What is the medial epicondyle?
The medial epicondyle is the bony bump on the inside of the elbow. The tendons that pull the wrist down (flexor tendons) join together and are fixed to the elbow at the medial epicondyle.
What is the lateral epicondyle?
The lateral epicondyle is the bony bump on the outside of the elbow. The tendons that pull the wrist back (extensor tendons) join together and are fixed to the elbow at the lateral epicondyle.
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