Elbow Arthroscopy Procedure in New Jersey

Diagnosing Elbow Pain and Candidates for Surgery

Elbow conditions have the potential to cause severe discomfort and can extremely limit our function, making even the simplest daily tasks impossible.  Elbow pain can be chronic (usually caused by overuse and repetitive movements) or brought on by a traumatic injury. Seeking a professional orthopaedic surgeon to correctly diagnose the elbow condition is the first step to managing elbow pain and determine if you are a good candidate for arthroscopic elbow surgery. Like most conditions, if your elbow pain is untreated over months and years of symptoms, you can make damage worse.  Elbow arthroscopy is typically performed when a patient cannot overcome the pain after trying physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and/or various types of injections.

Common Treatable Conditions by Arthroscopy

Elbow arthroscopy may be performed for a number of reasons. The surgery can either completely treat or significantly improve the following;

  • Removal of loose bone pieces due to osteoarthritis or trauma
  • Stiffness (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis
  • Osteochondritis dissecansand osteochondral defects of the cartilage
Preparing for surgery

Depending on your medical history and age, your orthopaedic surgeon may ask you to see your primary care doctor for medical clearance before elbow arthroscopy. The week of your surgery the hospital or surgical center will reach out with more specific instructions about when to arrive, anesthesia type, when to stop eating or drinking, what medications can or can’t be taken prior to surgery, and what else to expect during the elbow arthroscopy procedure. You usually receive general anesthesia for the procedure, but in some instances, light sedation anesthesia may be administered instead.

Recovery Process

Once the anesthesia wears off, the doctor or post op nurses will discharge you from the recovery room.  You will receive a list of post-operative details when you can shower, drive, and remove bandages.  One of the biggest concerns with elbow recovery is stiffness, which is why our doctors encourage you to start therapy 1-2 days after surgery.  Typical recovery back to all activities can take 1 to 6 weeks depending on the procedure you have.

At New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute, our surgeons specialize in elbow arthroscopy and are happy to offer this procedure to any patients that require surgical treatment and meet the criteria for arthroscopy.  You can request an appointment at one of our locations – Wayne, Butler, Bridgewater or Morristown – by filling out the form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you treat your painful elbow condition.

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Meet The Team

Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.



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Anthony Festa, M.D.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.


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Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.


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Robert M. Palacios, M.D.

SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

Dr. Robert Palacios is board-certified and fellowship trained, and has been specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over two decades.


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Craig Wright, M.D.

ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA SURGEON

Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.


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John Callaghan, M.D.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

John Callaghan, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma specialist. His expertise encompasses the treatment of acute traumatic injuries.


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TESTIMONIALS

  • "Doctors and staff very knowledgeable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Procedure I had went well and staff at surgical center very nice. My procedure went very smoothly. Follow up by staff impressive. Neat office; inviting. Would definitely recommend Dr. Festa to anyone in need of such services."

    Satisfied Patient
  • "Hurt my hand in work. Came here thru my company. Happy with the Doctor and the Service. Good Location. Would recommend to others."

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Other Locations


Wayne Office

504 Valley Rd. Ste 200 Wayne, NJ 07470

Butler Office

45 Carey Ave. Butler, NJ 07405

Morristown Office

111 Madison Ave. Ste 400 Morristown, NJ 07962

Bridgewater Office

720 Rte. 202-206 Bridgewater, NJ 08807

West-Milford Office

1900 Union Valley Rd Hewitt, NJ 07421

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