Certain injuries to the elbow respond well to arthroscopic surgery, a surgical technique in which the doctor inserts an optical telescope or arthroscope into the joint through an incision approximately 1 cm in length. Using small instruments corrective surgery is performed. Normally done as a one-day hospitalization procedure, in most of the cases, it may become an ambulatory procedure. Arthroscopy causes fewer traumas to the tissues than traditional surgery or invasive surgeries. You can consult and discuss the arthroscopic procedure with your doctor to see if this procedure is the solution for your particular situation. Your doctor can direct you in this regard and explain what to expect, including the period of recovery.