If you are dealing with incessant elbow pain and wondering if elbow joint replacement surgery is an option for you, look to North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. Our community-based clinic offers specialized care for a wide array of orthopedic conditions, and we take pride in the patient-focused care that our fellowship-trained physicians provide. We offer a variety of treatments for elbow pain, including non-surgical and surgical options, and can determine if an elbow replacement procedure is the right choice for you.

What Causes Elbow Pain?

There are a number of conditions that can result in chronic elbow pain. In cases where elbow joint replacement surgery is necessary, some form of arthritis is usually the culprit. This can include osteoarthritis, which results from aging-related wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease, and post-traumatic arthritis, which can develop following a bad injury to the joint. These conditions can cause elements of the joint to wear away or become stiff and inflamed, resulting in constant pain.

Elbow Replacement

In an elbow replacement procedure, the worn or damaged portions of the elbow joint are replaced with prosthetic implants that allow the joint to operate smoothly and have a normal range of motion without pain. If you think this type of procedure might be appropriate for you, we can provide consultation at our Durham, NC, facility so one of our surgeons can review your case and determine the best course of action.      

Contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today if you would like additional information about elbow joint replacement surgery.