General Guideline Principles for Elbow Arthroscopy

for workers compensation patients

The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Elbow Arthroscopy.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.

The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.

Elbow Arthroscopy of Elbow Injuries

Some patients with elbow issues have had elbow arthroscopy for diagnosis and therapy; however, the indications for either diagnostic or therapeutic operations are not well established with high-quality studies.

  1. Elbow Arthroscopy for Diagnosing Elbow Pain with Suspicion of Intra Articular Body and Other Subacute or Chronic Mechanical Symptoms

    Elbow Arthroscopy for Diagnosing Elbow Pain with Suspicion of Intra Articular Body and Other Subacute or Chronic Mechanical Symptoms are recommended to assess and provide a diagnosis for patients with suspected intra articular bodies, other subacute or chronic mechanical complaints, and elbow pain.

    Indications – Patients with elbow discomfort who may also have additional subacute or chronic mechanical symptoms, such as an intra articular body.


  2. Arthroscopy for Diagnosing Acute Elbow Pain

    Arthroscopy for Diagnosing Acute Elbow Pain are not recommended to identify sudden elbow discomfor


  3. Elbow Arthroscopy

    Elbow Arthroscopy are recommended to determine the cause of or treat individuals withHaving osteoarthritis while having a repairable mechanical issue, such as as a loose body symptom.

    Elbow Arthroscopy are not recommended for the diagnosis or treatment of osteoarthritis patients when there isn’t a mechanical issue that can be fixed, like a symptomatic loose body


  4. Elbow Arthroscopy with Chondroplasty for Osteoarthrosis

    Elbow Arthroscopy with Chondroplasty for Osteoarthrosis are not recommended as a form of osteoarthrosis treatment.

What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries

We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.


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