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Radial Head Replacement
I'm six weeks post operation from a radial head replacement. I'm having very slow progress with ROM due to pain. X ray is fine , it really feels stuck?
Elbow pain: from a radial head displacement and surgery may take quite a wile to heal. Be consistent and vigilant with your therapy so the joint will not become "frozen' The pain will gradually decrease and the ROM may become close to normal. ...Read more
I have had 4 radial head implants 5th one soon only last less then a year. Im only 30 would it be a better choice to do a total elbow replacement?
Not necessarily: It depends on the full nature of your problem. There are two joints in the elbow; the ulna-humeral and the radial-capitellar; a total elbow replaces all those where a radial head implant replaces only one part of the radial-capitellar joint. Why have you had so many failures? The answer to that question would guide the surgical decision making. ...Read more
My dr wants to take out my artifical radial head in my elbow is this a good idea should I have it done
No body know : For sure how it happened, but we know it happened in the first 6 weeks or 8 weeks of the embryo life. ...Read more
Two weeks ago I fell and fractured my radial head bone. Why doesn't it seem to be getting any better? Should I be concerned?
Probably OK: Most radial head fractures can be treated conservatively. As long as you have seen an orthopedic surgeon, and he or she recommended conservative treatment, then you are on the right track. That being said, pain can be present for 4-6 weeks of this process. Continue range of motion, and avoid heavy lifting or gripping to maximize results. ...Read more
I broke my radial head late february. Will my arm ever fully extend again? Its almost straight but not all the way.
About Radial Head surgery. Had surgery over 30 years ago. Had 2 rotary cuff surgeries 2012 & 2013. MRI shows Radial Head in pieces. What are options?
Replace or resect: If it is symptomatic, the two major options are either resection of the radial head or the replacement of the head. If it is not causing problem, you might not want to do anything with it. ...Read more
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