Overview of Elbow Surgery

It is difficult to think of a better, albeit less obvious, analogy than comparing an elbow to an Olympic rowing team. But it is great comparison. Consider- a precision rowing team works in unison, actions of individual member timed perfectly for maximum effect and power. Now imagine one member who does not pull in unison with the others- or can not be counted on when the moment counts. One single member out of sync as well as the entire team’s potential and power is compromised.

Your elbow works in much the same way. There are numerous moving parts that balance and counter-balance each other in unison to make dexterous activities happen- while preventing you from overextending yourself unknowingly.

What is Elbow Damage and Surgical Options?

And like being in open water, there are several dangers that can befall our elbows. From the commonly named ‘tennis elbow’ to rheumatoid arthritis and even compound fractures and breaks, there are a lot of potential issues that can impact your elbow in all kinds of bad ways. It is not all bad new though- in some cases damage can be surgically repaired without needing full replacement.  The surgical procedure is performed by using ortho implants and surgical equipment which can be accessible from orthopedic implant manufacturer.

What are the Types of Elbow Replacement?

But if the damage is extensive and more likely, the severe pain, your doctor might recommend elbow replacement surgery. your elbow joint- which is a hinge joint that consists of three bones (the ulna, the humerus, and the radius) can be replaced either in part or entirely.
In a total replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the humerus and ulna are surgically replaced with metal stems linked by a plastic hinge. As a reminder bones are very hard tube- like structures that comprise of a soft center- into which these stems are inserted into.  

In an unlinked replacement, the orthopedic device intwo separate pieces that are not connected to each other. This design uses the existing and natural surrounding ligaments to hold the joint together- this can, however, make it more prone to dislocation than a full linked replacement.

Preparation and Evaluation

Elbows may be simple to visualize but they mask a great deal of complexity and preparation for a successful result. You may need for instance to complete a full physical examination before surgery, and of course, patients with chronical conditions such as liver or heart disease may need to be evaluated by specialists in those fields first. Moreover, some medications, even over-the-counter ones, may need to be stopped before the surgery to avoid bleeding and complications.

You should also consider the effects of surgery awarded. You may need help with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, reaching high shelves or carrying items that you should carry before for a few weeks until you have healed. You may need assistance in driving as well post your elbow replacement or elbow surgery. Surgery is performed using ortho implants and orthopedic tools.

Next Steps

It is important to get your elbow back into rowing shape. Whether it is pain management or investigating your options, there are various qualified experts for the treatment in India. There are potential risks and complications in the elbow surgery and elbow replacement. Common risks include the risk of infection (a complication possible in any surgery); problems with the orthopedic implant itself, nerve injury or complications in wound healing.

What are my Long-term Benefits?

It is important to remember that while any surgical procedure carries inherent risk, most patients having had elbow surgery repair report an improved quality of life after total elbow replacement (even if they do not win Olympic medals in rowing afterward). You can regain movement and gain the freedom of enjoying everyday life.

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