Elbow replacement surgery – also called elbow arthroplasty – replaces damaged bone and cartilage in the elbow joint with a prosthetic (artificial) implant. This complex procedure includes two implants: a metal and plastic joint hinge, and metal attachments to the ends of the upper and lower arm bones.
Elbow arthroplasty is a successful treatment for arthritis, including osteoarthritis (degenerative “wear and tear” on the joint), rheumatoid arthritis (chronic inflammatory joint disorder), and other conditions that cause severe elbow pain and injury. In addition to pain relief, elbow replacement surgery can improve range of motion, mobility, and quality of life.
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