Elbow surgery has advanced rapidly in the last decade, and several new techniques offer the advantages of better outcomes and minimal invasiveness. The process of developing a new technique is simplified by application of the six key concepts. Any new technique should be performed in a safe manner and ideally first in a cadaveric model. There must be adequate follow-up, including safety and complication assessment, comparative studies and ideally independent review. Practical difficulties, like availability and expense of cadavers, exist, and these may be overcome by one-on-one cadaver courses that are focused on a specific new technique. This chapter presents a logical and scientific approach to the innovation of newer techniques and incorporation of these in surgical practice in a safe and reproducible manner.
|Title of host publication||Arthroscopy and Endoscopy of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand|
|Subtitle of host publication||Surgical Anatomy and Techniques|
|Editors||Deepak N. Bhatia, Gregory I. Bain, Gary G. Poehling, Benjamin R. Graves|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
- elbow endoscopy