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Sarang Plus Hospital, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Elbow Surgery procedures among its total of 124 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Elbow Surgery procedures at Sarang Plus Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
Gangnam Severance Hospital, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Elbow Surgery procedures among its total of 502 available procedures, across 14 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Elbow Surgery procedures at Gangnam Severance Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 8 in total, and they are accredited by JCI Accredited
I am an American living in Seoul. I had shoulder surgery and follow up physical therapy at Nanoori from Feb - Jun 2015. The medical care is fast and efficient. At first visit I had evaluation, x-ray, MRI, care plan and scheduled future surgery within 3 hours of arriving. Surgery was successful. Hospital stay was enjoyable. Follow up visits always had very little waiting. Staff and physicians are always friendly and helpful. I will use this hospital again if the need arises.
Asan Medical Center, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Elbow Surgery procedures among its total of 586 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Elbow Surgery procedures at Asan Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
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Elbow surgery is a surgical procedure to treat an injured elbow, such as damage in the tendons that connect your muscles to the elbow bone. The procedure is required when other treatment options cannot improve the symptoms and affect your ability to perform a simple task, such as lifting a cup.
There are two types of elbow surgery: open surgery and arthroscopic surgery, both can be performed under general or local anesthetic. In open surgery, your surgeon makes a single incision above the bone on your elbow side and removes the damaged part of the tendon. In arthroscopic surgery, your surgeon creates small incisions in the skin over the elbow to insert tiny instruments and a camera, then, the damaged parts of your tendon are removed using these tiny instruments. Depending on your condition, elbow surgery may also involve replacing your elbow joint.
Elbow surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you can leave the hospital on the same day. Nevertheless, you will need to stay in South Korea for 5 to 7 days for initial recovery, follow-up hospital checkups, and removal of stitches.
The total recovery time before you are allowed to exercise or play sports can be as long as four to six months. However, you should be able to return to work and some light activities within six to twelve weeks.
There are usually no dietary restrictions, but you should eat a healthy and balanced diet. You will need to do strengthening exercises, but make sure to do it with a physical therapist that will show you the right exercises to strengthen your elbow. After you are fully recovered, always be careful not to injure your elbow again and your doctor may recommend exercises to strengthen your shoulder so you can take the pressure off the elbow.
Approximately 80% to 90% of people who have elbow surgery said that their pain was reduced and their movement improved. Elbow surgery has possible side effects and risks, including infection, damage to nerves in the elbow, damage to blood vessels in the elbow, reduced strength, reduced flexibility, severe pain, swelling that does not go away, redness, numbness, fever, and tingling sensations in your hands or fingers.
If you do not want to undergo surgery, you can usually treat it with pain relievers and rest. Your doctor may also recommend an elbow brace and a few adjustments to your daily activities. However, for severe cases, you may want to consider elbow surgery.
Injury in your elbow can be very painful and limit your movements. After elbow surgery, you will be able to move your elbow easily and all pain will be reduced. As a result, you can continue to enjoy sports and other activities.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.