Answers to Common Elbow Osteoarthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about elbow osteoarthritis.

What is elbow replacement?

Elbow replacement is a surgical procedure in which the natural elbow joint is removed, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). A prosthetic, a metal or plastic joint, is put in place of the natural one, the NIH states.

Elbow replacement isn’t as common as knee or hip replacement, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). There are different types of elbow replacements in different sizes; there are also partial elbow replacements for certain circumstances, the AAOS states

Talk to your doctor about total or partial elbow replacement.

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

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