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What is Elbow Replacement Surgery?
Elbow replacement involves removing the diseased bone and cartilage and resurfacing it with orthopedic implants. The implants are designed to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that prevents painful bone-on-bone contact.
Most elbow replacement surgeries are done under general anaesthesia. Once under anaesthesia the surgeon make an incision in the back of the elbow. Entering the joint from the back helps prevent any damage to the numerous blood vessels and nerves on the inside of the elbow. After making the incision, the surgeon will then move the tendons and ligaments out of the way to expose the elbow joint. The surgeon then carefully removes the damaged joint surfaces of the ulnar, humerus and in some cases the radius (smaller elbow joint surface).
The elbow joint is made up of the ends of the humerus (upper arm bone), the ulna (larger bone of the forearm, on the opposite side of the thumb), and the radius (the smaller bone of the forearm that makes up elbow joint on the same side as the thumb). The ends of the bones in the elbow joint are covered with articular cartilage which helps the bones of the joint glide over the each other smoothly and efficiently during movement. However, the cartilage can get damaged or injured for a number of reasons including elbow osteoarthritis, traumaor other destructive diseases of the elbow joint. Damage to the articular cartilage causes the joint to become very painful and stiff. This can be effectively treated with Total Elbow Replacement.