Elbow Joint Replacement
What Is Elbow Joint Replacement Surgery?
If a illness for example rheumatoid arthritis or an damage has injured your elbow, your surgeon may suggest surgery to change the joint, so you have not as much of pain and can move better.Throughout elbow joint replacement, a surgeon changes your elbow with an non-natural joint made from two implantations that joins to the bones in your arm. A metal and plastic pivot attach the implantations together.The technique is like hip and knee replacements.
You want a doctor who has a lot of experience. Consult your rheumatologist or other doctor for medical appointment.
What Is The Risk Of Elbow Joint Replacement?
The most common problems in elbow joint replacement surgery are:
- Damage to nerves and blood vessels
- Allergic reaction to the non-natural joint
- Broken bone
- Toughness or unsteadiness of the joint
- Relaxation or adapting of the artificial parts
- Weakness or failure in the ligaments of your arm pain
There are dangers due to the anesthesia, such as an allergic reactions to those medications and breathing issues. As with any surgical procedure, bleeding and blood clots are possible, too
What To Do Before Elbow Joint Replacement Surgery?
Your surgeon will know you about your medical past. Let him inform about any complications you have, allergies too.Also let your surgeon inform if you take alcohol and what medications you take. They also required to inform about any vitamins, supplements, or herbal products you take.Before elbow joint replacement treatment you should stop the smoking if you do.
Dr. Kaushal's Treatment
- pinless navigated knee replacement
- Computer assisted knee replacement
- Primary Knee replacement
- Revision Knee replacement
- Knee osteotomy
- Arthroscopic knee surgery
- Primary Hip Replacement
- Computer assisted Hip Replacement
- Revision Hip Replacement
- Shoulder Joint Replacement
- Reverse Shoulder Joint Replacement
- Elbow Joint Replacement
About Dr. Kaushal
(Senior Consultant joint, hip, shoulder Replacement and trauma, &
HOD Orthopaedics) New Delhi
Orthopaedic Consultant- Specialist for Joint Replacement(Regency Medical Centre, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania)
Fellow Joint Replacement (AIIMS)
Fellow stemcell, Soft tissue and Bone Banking (AIIMS)
Patient care and training Consultant(Fortis Escorts Hospital)
Honorary Consultant (Orthopaedics)Charitable clinic (Khadija National Hospital, Darya Ganj, New Delhi)
Recovery And Physical Therapy
You will know the easy work outs and other types of exercises to support your hand get solider, stronger and improved well. There are large range of exercises, like bending and straightening your arm. Elbow joint replacement surgery generally decreases pain and helps your elbow move well. But your joint will not as good as before illness or damage hurt it. Person should require to stop the activities that can reason further damage, like hammering, playing contact sports, and lifting heavy weights. With better care, your new elbow should help you good for long time.
When Elbow Joint Replacement Surgery Is Not Appropriate?
Given the problems, your surgeon may suggest that elbow joint replacement surgery is not suitable if among others:
- You have an damage or a past of damage
- You don’t have enough bone or the bone is not good enough to help your new elbow
- You have damage nerves in your elbow part
- You have damage or movement less elbow muscles
- Your bones are not full-grown or settled
- You have obvious bone loss or a serious reduction in bone mass (osteoporosis)
- Your elbow joint has been formerly attached and is stable, mobile, and painfree
- You have rheumatoid arthritis and dynamic/past of skin scratches(because of bigger risk of damage)
Why Elbow Joint Replacements Are More Common Than Ever
A increasing population of older adults may be somewhat responsible for an increment in elbow joint replacement surgeries for bone fractures close the elbow. Why? It’s because older adults donot have stronger bones in comparison to younger people. Their bones are easy to break from a fall, including the lower end of the upper arm bone (called the distal humerus). “In the past, the No. 1 reason for elbow joint replacement surgery was inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. More newly, patients for elbow replacement have extended to people with osteoarthritis and those with distal humerus fractures. But the larger of these two groups are those with fractures, as osteoarthritis in the elbow is relatively uncommon.