Mangaluru: Recently, a patient from Kerala had visited the Yenepoya Medical College Hospital with complaints of pain and inability to extend the left elbow completely following trauma. After evaluating clinically and radiologically, the patient was subjected to therapeutic elbow arthroscopy for the impingement of the elbow joint.
This surgery is the first-of-its-kind in Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Mangaluru and in the Dakshina Kannada district. Dr. Jeevan Pereira, Arthroscopic Surgeon from the orthopaedic department headed by Prof. R M Shenoy, performed this surgery.
The patient was discharged on the 2nd post op day with complete extension at the elbow joint.