What is Elbow Joint Replacement Surgery?
Elbow replacement surgery is a procedure where an orthopedic surgeon replaces the elbow joint with an artificial joint. Not every elbow arthroplasty operation requires the whole of the elbow joint to be replaced. For example, if only the head of a forearm bone (the radius) is damaged, it can be replaced with an artificial one. If the entire elbow joint needs to be replaced, the ends of the bones that come together in the elbow will need to be reshaped.
Elbow replacement surgery is aimed at improving the overall quality of day-to-day life, helping patients to return to activities without pain, and restoring the range of motion that was lost due to the condition or injuries that have required surgery.