Elbow replacement surgery isn’t as common as knee and hip replacement procedures, but it can still provide relief to individuals who are experiencing chronic elbow pain. If you live in the Chapel Hill area and you are considering having surgery to treat pain that is making day-to-day life difficult, look to North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic. We’re a community-based practice that takes pride in providing specialized care and personalized service to our patients. Our fellowship-trained physicians will discuss your symptoms with you and recommend the treatment option they feel offers the best chance of symptom relief – and that doesn’t always include surgery. If we believe that you will be able to reduce your symptoms through nonsurgical therapies, that’s the course of action we will suggest.
Elbow Replacement Surgery
There are several conditions that can cause the elbow joint to deteriorate to the point where a total elbow replacement might be necessary. These include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fractures, post-traumatic arthritis, and joint instability. The goal of the procedure is to replace the damaged portions of the elbow with artificial components to allow the elbow to bend efficiently. Your surgeon will also remove any scar tissue or bone spurs in the joint.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing chronic elbow pain and you’d like to find out if you are a candidate for a total elbow replacement procedure, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today. We serve patients from throughout the Chapel Hill area.