Several conditions can cause elbow pain and disability, resulting in the need for elbow joint replacement surgery. If you’re suffering from elbow pain and disability, your doctor may recommend elbow total joint replacement surgery, or total elbow arthroplasty. During elbow surgery, your doctor will remove the damaged tissue and bone in your elbow joint, replacing the damaged parts with an artificial elbow joint.
Following elbow joint replacement surgery, it is important to follow the rehabilitation program outlined by your elbow surgeon. Practicing hand and wrist exercises will help you avoid stiffness and control swelling. Gentle elbow range-of-motion exercises will also help you reduce pain in your new elbow joint.