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Elbow Surgery in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain performing Elbow Surgery.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.


Elbow Surgery is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.


Elbow Surgery is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Antonio Narvaez

Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology and Sports Medicine

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.


Elbow Surgery is available at HM Hospitales

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.


Elbow Surgery is available at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.


Elbow Surgery is available at Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Centro Médico Teknon

Teknon Medical Center is one of the leading hospitals in the private health sector in Spain, with its high quality of medical and welfare service in an environment that combines personal attention with the support of the latest technology.


Elbow Surgery is available at Centro Médico Teknon

Hospitales San Roque

Hospitales San Roque has been consolidated over time in the health sector, with a strong bet for the future with the increase of its facilities and installations and the most advanced technologies designed to give the best health care and welfare to the patient.


Elbow Surgery is available at Hospitales San Roque

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.


Elbow Surgery is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.


Elbow Surgery is available at HGC

Hospital Internacional Medimar

Medimar International Hospital is a tetriatry care hospital with 200 physicians, 50 resident and 150 affiliated, providing healthcare services to the residents of Alicante, as well as to over 25,000 foreign patients a year.


Elbow Surgery is available at Hospital Internacional Medimar

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About Elbow Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Elbow Surgery?

The elbow joint is made of ligaments that can sometimes be injured. If this happens, one requires surgery to repair any injury that may have arisen. The main causes of injuries to the elbow is usually overuse, old age and some unknown reasons. It will normally have ramifications such as excruciating pain and inability to move the elbow.

The Diagnosis Procedure

The diagnosis of the elbow is usually done through modern technology. You may have already heard of arthroscopy of the knee but unaware that it can be performed on the elbow as well. The doctor makes a small incision in the elbow and inserts a camera. The image is magnified many times over.This allows him or her to determine if the elbow is badly injured and requires surgery. The procedure itself is conducted on an outpatient basis. That means a stay at the hospital overnight is not necessary.

Other tests:
  • An X-ray test may be recommended by the diagnosing doctor to assist his or her conclusion.
  • An MRI scan of the neck may be recommended. Sometimes arthritis of the desk and herniated disks can cause arm pain.
  • An EMG may also be performed. This will eliminate the likelihood of nerve compression being responsible for nerve pain

Surgical Treatment

The surgery may be either open or non-intrusive. This will entail making a cut over the elbow to perform repairs. At times, arthroscopic surgery is performed. It entails inserting instruments through a tiny incision in the elbow. The type of procedure will depend on the type of injury the elbow has suffered.

Days admitted : The elbow surgery usually takes place on an outpatient basis. All patients who report for this surgery should be able to leave the hospital the same day. In very rare instances will one ever be required to stay overnight for examination.

Recovery : Almost 90% of people return to full strength after the surgery. In rare cases, people may see a minimal loss of strength in the use of their arm. The loss will depend on the extent of the injury.

Risks : The risks associated with this surgery are very few. They are the expected risks associated with any surgery: one may require further surgery, the risk of getting infected, losing mobility in the arm, weakened arm, the risk of vessel and nerve damage

After care : After the surgery, a splint will be placed on the arm to prevent any movement. This splint is taken off after a week or ten days. When it is removed, one will be advised to engage the arm is some light exercises. This is in a bid to restore the arm to its former state as soon as possible. The doctor may also require one to come in for an examination to ensure the arm healed properly. Unless one complains of any problems, no scans or tests are required. For people who are engaged in athletic activity, the doctor will give a recommendation on when one can return to his/her favorite sport. This will usually be four or six months after the surgery. However, the doctor is tasked with making the final recommendation.

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