Elbow Joint Replacement
Treatments Related to Elbow Joint Replacement
Related treatments to elbow joint replacement depend on the type of material used to replace the elbow. Because the elbow is located in a restricted region, the best surgical technique available is invasive and requires cutting to expose the damaged joint.
A drill is used to make multiple holes in the middle of the radius and ulna bones that form the arm. Laser surgery and laparoscopic surgical procedures are effective when entering the body through the abdomen. However, other treatment options such as anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy can reduce pain and decrease inflammation.
For the most part, further research is necessary to develop noninvasive surgical techniques. Orthopedic surgeons at Florida Hospital are specialized in performing an elbow arthroplasty and can discuss treatment options available to improve elbow function.