Answers to Common Elbow Osteoarthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about elbow osteoarthritis.

What are common conditions that would require elbow replacement?

An elbow joint can be rendered ineffective by an injury or illness, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). It can be damaged or worn, causing pain or limited movement, the AAOS states.

An elbow replacement can be required if the pain and limited movement don’t respond to non-surgical treatment methods or impact one’s day-to-day life, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). The NIH states that the following may be reasons why a total elbow replacement may be in order:

  • Badly broken bone
  • Badly damaged or torn tissues
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Poor outcome from past elbow procedure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stiffness
  • Tumor

For more information about total elbow replacement, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Mark Zunkiewicz, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Anthony Checroun, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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