Elbow replacement - Doctor answers

Share
Dr. Hill Hastings
16 Doctors shared insights

Elbow Replacement (Overview)

Take the diease joint out and insert new artificail joint. Like knee joit replacement.


1

1
Is any elbow replacement good.?

Is any elbow replacement good.?

Yes it is good: If it done for the right diagnosis and in the right hands. ...Read more

Dr. Hill Hastings
16 Doctors shared insights

Elbow Replacement (Overview)

Take the diease joint out and insert new artificail joint. Like knee joit replacement.


3

3
Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
Daily
Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
Daily
Try physical therapy to help recovery
Weekly
Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
Daily
4

4
What are the considerations for elbow replacement?

What are the considerations for elbow replacement?

Pain and FUNCTION: As with consideration of any joint replacement the factors involved include pain that cannot be controlled and loss of function. This will depend on age and other risk factors involved, such as other illnesses, etc. ...Read more

5

5
What is the definition or description of: elbow replacement?

What is the definition or description of: elbow replacement?

Artificial Joint: Take the diease joint out and insert new artificail joint. Like knee joit replacement. ...Read more

6

6
Would an elbow replacement work just as well as a regular one?

Would an elbow replacement work just as well as a regular one?

Nearly yes: An elbow replacement done well will provide near normal usage for your elbow assuming that you use your elbow normally without excessive load or strain. ...Read more

7

7
How soon can I go back to flying planes after an elbow replacement?

About 12 weeks: You should ask your surgeon as I limit lifting to ten pounds. You need at least twelve weeks to optimize your post operative recovery. ...Read more

11

11
Why would a full elbow replacement be leaking?

Why would a full elbow replacement be leaking?

Infection: No joint should leak, after it heals from surgery. Persistent leakage or new leakage from any joint replacement should always be treated as an infection, until proved otherwise. Go see your surgeon asap! An infected joint replacement is a very difficult problem to treat and can lead to an amputation, if not properly treated. ...Read more

14

14
Why would a full elbow replacement be leaking fluid?

Why would a full elbow replacement be leaking fluid?

Need infection eval.: Total joint replacement implants should not normally "leak" once initial lund healing occurs (just days after surgery). You need o see your surgeon to be evaluated for infection. ...Read more

15

15
What would cause a full elbow replacement to constantly be leaking fluid?

What would cause a full elbow replacement to constantly be leaking fluid?

Infection: If an elbow replacement is leaking fluid through a hole in the skin you most likely have an infection. This is very serious and requires urgent surgery including possibly removing the prosthesis to cure the infection. ...Read more

16

16
Should I be concerned if my mums doctors are considering an elbow replacement after a serious crush injury advantages and disadvatages?

Should I be concerned if my mums doctors are considering an elbow replacement after a serious crush injury advantages and disadvatages?

It is an option.: Elbow replacement is sometimes an option after severe fracture of the elbow joint. In some patients it is better to replace the joint that try to reconstruct the smashed or arthritic fragments. It is a big procedure, but it is often the only option to result in pain free movement. It is used mostly in elderly patients who don't do much heavy lifting, sport etc. Good luck! ...Read more

17

17
How soon can I fly fish after elbow replacement?

6-12 weeks: It takes about 6 weeks for all of the soft tissues to heal after surgery. Then you have to regain strenght in the arm. Typically, total elbow arthroplasty (tea) requires a lifting restriction but motion should be unlimited. ...Read more

18

18
For what reason would a full elbow replacement constantly be leaking fluid?

Infection: If you have a draining joint replacement you need surgery to minimally close the leak but a joint infection needs to be assumed. See your surgeon asap or get a second opinion. ...Read more

20

20
Has anybody done an elbow replacement due to rheumatoid arthritis?

Has anybody done an elbow replacement due to rheumatoid arthritis?

Best reason: Rheumatoid arthritis is the best indication for total elbow arthroplasty (tea). Tea restores function and provides excellent pain relief, in rheumatoid arthritis. After surgery lifting will be restricted, but range of motion is improved and usually pain free. Find a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in this type of surgery, usually a hand or shoulder and elbow surgeon. ...Read more