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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

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Dr. James McClurg
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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