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Elbow Replacement


High Quality and Affordable Elbow Replacement Surgery in India

As the name itself suggests, this Elbow Replacement surgery is done by inserting an artificial joint which relieves the patient from the acute pain and allow smooth elbow motions. Removing the worn out parts and replacing them with new parts. Elbow Replacement Surgery is carried on people suffering from different arthritis viz osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and metabolic arthritis, complicated fractures, tissue damage and tumors in the elbow region.


Before undertaking the elbow replacement surgery the surgeon will have a thorough discussion with the patient in order to analyze the complete medical and physical condition. After the complete analysis the type of prosthesis to be used is decided upon. Prosthesis is an artificial elbow joint that is made up of high quality metal and it comes in various shape and sizes. This artificial joint can also bend as the stems are joined by metal and plastic hinges. The surgery lasts for about 2-3 hours and it is done on inpatient basis.

At the time of surgery the kind of anesthesia that will be administered will totally depend upon the condition of the patient. During the surgery a small intravenous tube is inserted in the unaffected area of the arm and this tube is used to administer medicines and antibiotics during the surgery. In the first part of the surgery an incision is made in order to expose the joint clearly, and then in then next step precision instruments and guides are used to remove the damaged parts and shape the upper arm bone and the forearm bone. Then a hole is created in the centre of these two arm bones by the help of a drill machine. Once the base structure is prepared the implant is inserted and fixed with special epoxy cement. This bone structure is than secured with the help of hinges and locking pins. Later the incisions are closed.

The hand is than put in a splint post surgery. Ice packing is used to reduce the pain and swelling. Swelling and tenderness may be felt by the patient for a few days. Physiotherapy is recommended to gain strength. The elbow can be fully functional after about 3 months.

Risks and Complications

The risks associated with this surgery are as follows:

  • Bleeding and infection

  • Nerve or blood vessel damage

  • Dislocation or loosening of the implant

  • Blood clotting

  • Breakage of bone during the surgery

How to get started?

If you are looking for high quality and affordable Elbow Replacement Surgery at some of the best orthopedic hospitals in India then you can get connected to top orthopedic surgeons in India and get a free no obligation expert opinion and quote. All you need to do is send the following details to us at

  • 1.    X-ray or MRI scan images of the affected area

  • 2.    Brief medical history of the patient

  • 3.    Age, name and sex of the patient

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