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Elbow resurfacing

Elbow resurfacing

Elbow resurfacing: Elbow resurfacing is surgery to replace diseased or damaged joint surfaces with metal parts, while leaving as much healthy bone and other tissues intact.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Elbow resurfacing

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Elbow resurfacing:

Non-Surgical Options: Elbow resurfacing

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Elbow resurfacing:

Other Surgical Options: Elbow resurfacing

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Elbow resurfacing may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Elbow resurfacing

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Elbow resurfacing may include:

Procedure Complications: Elbow resurfacing

Possible surgical complications of Elbow resurfacing may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Little to no improvement in elbow mobility
  • Debris from metal parts
  • Inflammation around artificial joint
  • Absorption of bone around artificial components
  • Debris from artificial components

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Elbow resurfacing

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Elbow resurfacing: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Elbow resurfacing) include:

  • Elbow resurfacing arthroplasty

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