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Total Elbow Replacement Surgery in Kanpur

Elbow Replacement Surgery

If your elbow frequently hurts and is stiff from arthritis or other causes, elbow replacement surgery is an option. Surgery can help you to get rid of chronic pain and restore motion to a damaged elbow.

What is Elbow Replacement Surgery?

Elbow replacement surgery is an operation that orthopaedic surgeons (bones doctor) use to relieve pain and restore motion to a damaged elbow. During this surgery, your orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor) replaces your elbow joint with an artificial joint.

Elbow replacement surgery does not always involve your entire elbow. In some people, orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor) will replace only part of the joint, such as the radial head (the knobby head of the radius bone where it meets the elbow).

Elbow replacement surgery improves the quality of life for most of the people. It can relieve your pain and allow you to return to activities you enjoy.

Why is Elbow Replacement Surgery Done?

The elbow joint brings together three bones which are known as humerus, ulna, and radius. At the ends of these bones, where they come together, they are covered by a specialized structure which is called cartilage. Cartilage provides a smooth surface on which the bones can glide against one another. Damage to the bones or cartilage can cause chronic (long-term) pain, swelling, and joint stiffness.

Othopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor) will perform elbow replacement surgery to relieve pain and increase the range of motion in people with chronic elbow pain. This surgery often improves people’s quality of life when medications or physical therapy (exercises to improve strength and mobility) do not ease their pain adequately.

Conditions that may lead to elbow replacement surgery that includes:

  1. Injury: A broken or cracked bone in your elbow.
  2. Osteoarthritis: Worn-down cartilage in the joints.
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune disorder involving inflammation or swelling of the joints.

What Should You Do To Prepare For Elbow Replacement Surgery?

Your orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor) may ask you to stop taking certain medications before elbow replacement surgery. These medicines can cause extra bleeding and include:

  1. Arthritis medications.
  2. Blood thinners.
  3. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen and aspirin.
  4. Most patients consult with pre-admissions testing, where the specifics of what medicines to continue or discontinue are discussed in detail.

You will have limited arm mobility for many weeks after elbow replacement surgery as you recover. Before surgery, you may want to move items you use regularly to low shelves in your home so they are easy for you to reach.

What Should You Anticipate During Elbow Replacement Surgery?

During surgery, your orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor) will remove and replace the damaged tissue with an artificial joint. Orthopaedic surgeons (bones doctor) can use two different types of artificial joints for elbow replacement surgery. The kind of joint depends on the reason for the operation.

Your artificial elbow joints could be:

  1. Linked: A hinge merges metal stems implanted into the ends of the humerus and the ulna. This type is the most usual.
  2. Unlinked: Your joint tissue merges the metal stems in the ulna and humerus.

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How do I prepare for elbow replacement surgery?

Preparation for elbow replacement surgery is equal to the preparation for any principal joint replacement operation. Again, this will be discussed in detail when you meet your orthopedic doctor in Kanpur.

What is the success rate of total elbow replacement surgery?

Elbow replacement surgery will provide good pain relief and improved function in most cases, both in the short and long term, provided the elbow joint is not used for strenuous activities or lifting heavy objects.

What does elbow replacement surgery entail?

Elbow replacement surgery is an open surgical procedure done under general anaesthesia. This surgery is also referred to as elbow arthroplasty.

This process involves removing and replacing arthritis bone with a metal prosthesis, which links to the upper arm and forearm bones.

Is the elbow joint replacement painful? What should I expect from the recovery time?

Pain levels due to elbow joint replacement are comfortable with the pain felt due to most joint replacements.

Regional nerve blocks can be given during surgery to help prevent pain in the first 24 hours. After this, strong painkillers will be needed for a few days.

Can an elbow replacement restore the whole process to the joint?

Elbow replacement will provide good pain relief. The range of movement attained after replacement is inconsistent.

The range of activity will depend on the pre-existing stiffness and soft tissue function of the patients.

When is elbow replacement surgery suggested in cases of arthritis?

Elbow replacement surgery can sometimes be used as a therapy for arthritis. It may be necessary to treat arthritis when pain and disability are intense. It also may be needed if other non-surgical treatment measures have been tried and have not worked.

Dr. Raghvendra Jaiswal has a rich experience in training house surgeons. He is trained in Computer Assisted Surgery(CAS). Dr. Raghvendra Jaiswa is one of Kanpur’s most experienced orthopaedic surgeons.

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