MedStar Orthopaedic Institute is proud to be home to a team of fellowship-trained surgeons with extensive training in elbow replacement and other upper extremity conditions. Our experienced elbow surgeons offer the comprehensive care you need for an effective procedure and a successful recovery.
What is elbow replacement?
Elbow replacement surgery is a medical procedure during which a doctor replaces your elbow joint with artificial implants to relieve elbow pain caused by conditions like elbow arthritis.
What does elbow replacement involve?
During the procedure, your surgeon will remove the damaged portion of your elbow joint. Then, your doctor will replace the joint with artificial implants, which are secured to your bones with metal and plastic hinges.
What does elbow replacement recovery involve?
After elbow replacement surgery, you may need to spend 1 or 2 nights in the hospital. Your elbow will be splinted when you go home, and after a period of immobilization you will likely undergo physical therapy to regain your motion and strength. At MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a unique recovery plan that fits your needs. With access to a multi-disciplinary team, we can arrange any specialty services you may need as you regain your mobility and health. Some of the following may be recommended:
- Pain medications
- Physical therapy
- Elbow splint
- Exercise therapy
What are the benefits of undergoing total elbow replacement surgery?
The benefits of visiting MedStar Orthopaedic Institute for your elbow joint replacement surgery include:
- Elbow pain relief
- Ability to return to normal activities without pain
- Corrected joint structure
Why is elbow replacement surgery performed?
Elbow replacement may be performed to treat any of the following elbow conditions:
- Elbow arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Severe elbow trauma
If you believe you may need elbow replacement surgery, call 202-295-0511 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. Our doctors have years of experience treating a wide range of shoulder and elbow conditions and are pleased to offer comprehensive elbow care in the Washington, D.C. area.