Elbow replacement

Alternative Names

Total elbow arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic elbow replacement

Definition of Elbow replacement

Elbow replacement is surgery to replace the bones of the elbow joint with artificial joint parts (prosthetics).

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/28/2010

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