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Total Elbow Replacement

Elbow replacement, or total elbow arthroplasty, is surgery that can reduce pain and restore mobility in people whose elbow joints have been damaged. The damage could be from a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or from a traumatic injury.

Although elbow joint replacement is much less common than knee or hip replacement, it is just as successful in relieving joint pain and returning people to activities they enjoy.

Cause

Several conditions can cause elbow pain and disability, and lead patients and their doctors to consider elbow joint replacement surgery.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
Post-traumatic Arthritis
Severe Fractures
Instability
Acute fractures in the upper or lower arm near the elbow
Tumors or tumor resection

How Elbow Replacement Is Done and Who Does It

During elbow replacement, a surgeon removes damaged tissue and parts of the two arm bones — the humerus and the ulna — that meet at the elbow joint. After removing tissue and bone, the surgeon replaces the elbow joint with an artificial one. The artificial joint consists of two implants that are attached to the insides of the humerus and ulna. The implants are joined together by a metal and plastic hinge. Various types of implants exist to fit joints of different sizes.

If you’re considering elbow replacement, it’s best to find a surgeon experienced in elbow arthroplasty surgery. Here at Orthopaedic Care Specialists we have a specialist that can address all of your surgical needs. Make an appointment with Dr. Saylor and let us help you with your elbow problem. Please give us a call at (561) 840-1090.