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Arthroplasty - Elbow

1.What is total elbow replacement?

Ans: It is the replacement of the distal end of humerus (arm bone) and proximal ulna (fore arm bone) with metal and poly implants.

2. Who require elbow replacement?

Ans: Any elderly patient whose elbow is painful and restricted movements at the elbow esp due to rheumatoid arthritis can undergo elbow replacement.

3. What are goals achieved with elbow replacement?

Ans: Patients will have painless elbow movements and will have movements enough to lead their daily activities.