Could removing the radial head, helps with arthritis in the elbow?

Radial head excision. Yes, it could but that can lead to problems with your wrist. A radial head replacement might be a good option. We do that in bads fracture cases.

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My dr wants to take out my artifical radial head in my elbow is this a good idea should I have it done

Most . Most radial head prothesis do not require removal. There are some circumstances that require removal. If there is intractable pain, or osteolysis around the prosthesis (bone being eroded) a removal may be indicated. I have personally only removed one prosthesis in my career. Read more...

I had elbow surgery and had a plate put in a titanium plate put in my elbow to secure my radial head and since then I have been very sick I've haven't felt good I been sick too is this what kind of allergy reactions to titanium allergy

Probably unrelated. In marked contrast to nickel. There are no clear reports on allergic reactions to titanium. The few reports that claim to describe allergy to the metal raise serious questions. In short, your symptoms are unlikely to be due to titanium. Read more...

My artifical radial head is loose n causing bone deteration what do you suggest I fell 8 yrs ago and shattered my dial head in my elbow now I am having trouble again this will b my 3rd surgery on this arm due this this im not sure I want to do it agai

What . What determines the need for surgery is the degree of symptoms that you are presenting with. If the pain is not too bad and you can live with it simply leave it alone. If you need surgery simply taking the prosthesis out is a very viable option. There can always be proximal migration of the radius giving you wrist problems along the way. This is called an essex-lopresti lesion. Since this is an 8 years old injury i highly doubt it will be a major issue any time soon. Read more...
The . The elbow, as you know from your experience, is a very complex joint(s) and in some ways behaves differently and is more complex than other joints. I.E risk of heterotopic bone formation (ho) you have options but need to be evaluated very carefully and with someone with extensive experience with elbows. One option for example is removal of the implant without replacement. As with any option this has both advantages and disadvantages i.E main one being the radius can migrate proximally. You and your doctor will have to weigh risks of leaving things as is versus risks of complications going in again i.E ho, radial nerve injury etc.. Read more...

I have had 4 radial head implants 5th one soon only last less then a year. I'm 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...

I had radial head plastic surgery over 20 years ago. Now I am having much pain and stiffness when lifting, pulling or if I hold elbow in bent posit?

Need work up X-ray. You need to get appointment to check out the old. Surgery site x-ray are essential you really had a great result to last this long and no trouble. Read more...
Information. You need to see an orthopedist, hand surgeon or plastic surgeon and have this evaluated. Xrays will be important. Read more...
Time for a check-up. Sounds like it's time to get a check-up. 20 years is a long time and something may have changed. Arthritis is very common after joint injuries, but a consultation will give you answers. Read more...
Complex. After 20 years it is unlikely that there is any complication of the surgery. Now that being said, there is always an increased likelihood of arthritis in areas after trauma and repair. But there are many other possibilities. The best is to see a local surgeon or check with your primary care md who can then direct you further. Read more...

I'm recovering from a broken elbow (radial head &coronoid). Does limited ROM in elbow/shoulder present a problem during a CBE at an annual gyn exam?

No. The "clinical breast exam" should the same level of usefulness with or without the patient having a broken elbow. However, if there was a larger area of trauma, with swelling and injury into the armpit area where the tail end of the breast extends to, then one might wait until after healing that area, to do her annual breast exam. Read more...