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Elbow-joint, elbow replacement surgeryElbow Replacement is surgery to replace the elbow joint with Artificial Joint parts (prosthetics). The procedure is similar to Hip and Knee Replacements.

The Elbow Joint connects two bones:

  • The humerus in the upper arm
  • The ulna in the lower arm (forearm)

Why the Procedure is Performed

Elbow Replacement Surgery is usually done if the elbow joint is badly damaged and you have pain or cannot use your arm. Some causes of damage are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Poor outcome from past Elbow Surgery
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Badly broken bone in the upper or lower arm near the elbow
  • Badly damaged or torn tissues in the elbow
  • Tumor in or around the elbow
  • Stiff Elbow