Mr George-Malal uses keyhole surgery to treat a variety of elbow problems. Keyhole surgery could be used to fish out loose bits of bone or cartilage from within the joint or clean up the joint if it has stiffened up from previous injury or arthritis. Keyhole surgery would mean that there is less post operative discomfort and you make a faster recovery and get back to what you want to do in life whether it be work or leisure. You may also be able to go home the same day after the surgery and there are no long ugly scars. However if an open surgery is more appropriate for your condition then Mr George-Malal would explain this to you.