Chronic elbow pain affects countless individuals and can make day-to-day life a chore. Previously simple tasks such as driving or waving to a friend can cause severe discomfort. If you are dealing with constant elbow pain and you live in the Chapel Hill area, North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic may be able to help you find relief. We offer a variety of elbow pain treatments – including elbow replacement surgery – and take pride in the specialized care and personalized service we offer at our community-based clinic. Our fellowship-trained physicians will meet with you to discuss your specific symptoms and the potential treatments available that may help reduce your symptoms to an acceptable level. We always pursue nonsurgical options first and consider replacement procedures to be a last resort.

When is Elbow Replacement Surgery Needed?

Chronic elbow pain can result from a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and joint instability. If you’ve tried conservative treatments such as pain relievers, ice packs, and physical therapy and they haven’t provided the relief you were hoping for, you may need to consider an elbow replacement. The goal of the procedure is to replace the worn or damaged parts of the elbow with artificial components that allow you to experience a normal range of motion without pain.

If chronic elbow pain is interfering with your life and you’d like to find out if elbow replacement surgery is an option, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today. We serve patients from Chapel Hill and neighboring communities.