Total Elbow Replacement
Elbow replacement is performed to repair severe damage within the elbow joint caused by osteoarthritis, fractures, tumors, tissue tears or other serious conditions. Patients with these conditions often experience pain, stiffness and an inability to use the arm during regular activity.
During the elbow replacement procedure, the damaged bone ends are removed from the joint and replaced with a prosthetic device that is held in place with bone cement and connected with a hinge.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Patients will need to undergo physical therapy after joint replacement in order to restore strength and stability to the joint before returning to physical activity.