Elbow Replacement

What is a Elbow Replacement?

Elbow replacement is surgery to replace the bones of the elbow joint with artificial joint parts.Bones of the Elbow

The elbow joint is made up of 2 bones:

  • 1 from the upper arm (the humerus)
  • 1 from the lower arm (the ulna)

The artificial elbow joint has 2 main parts - each made of high-quality surgical grade metal. One part replacements the end of the humerus, and the other part replaces the end of the ulna.

A metal and plastic hinge joins these parts together and allows the artificial joint to bend.

Artificial joints come in different sizes to fit different-size people.

Also known as

  • Total elbow arthroplasty
  • Endoprosthetic elbow replacement

 

2 May, 2012