Elbow replacement surgery is a complicated procedure partly because the elbow has several moving parts that balance each other with great precision to control the movements of your forearm. Your elbow can be damaged by problems ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to traumatic fractures. In some cases, the damage can be surgically repaired. But if the damage is extensive, your doctor might recommend elbow replacement surgery. Pain is the most common reason people choose to have elbow replacement surgery.
Several conditions can cause elbow pain and disability and elbow Orthopaedic Surgeon to consider elbow joint replacement surgery in the following conditions:
To get the elbow joint replacement, your Best Orthopaedic Surgeon will make an incision (cut), mostly in the back of the elbow. After making the incision, your health practitioner will gently transfer muscle mass apart to get access to the bone. After taking out scar tissue and spurs across the joint, your surgeon will prepare the humerus to fit the metal piece with a view to replace that facet of the joint. The replacement stems are placed into the humerus and ulna bones, and fixed in position with bone cement. The two stems are related via a hinge pin. After the wound is closed, a padded dressing is then positioned to protect the incision while it heals.