Elbow replacement surgery

Rheumatism is the most common reason for joint replacement surgery of the elbow, but some surgeries are also performed to treat an unossified fracture. The purpose of the surgery is to improve the function of the arm, reduce pain and improve the patient’s quality of life.

Elbow surgeries will typically take two to three hours to complete. They are commonly performed under anaesthesia and under mild sedation when necessary. The damaged joint is replaced with an artificial one made of metal and plastic.

The orthopaedist will select the model of the joint based on the patient’s individual factors, such as their general condition, bone quality, anatomical factors and the strain expected on the joint. Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement uses joints that have been scientifically proven to be of high quality.