What is a Elbow Replacement?
Elbow replacement is surgery to replace the bones of the elbow joint with artificial joint parts.
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