Elbow Replacement Specialist In Pune
With a team of highly skilled elbow replacement specialists and a state-of-the-art facility, we at Polaris Healthcare provide exceptional services in elbow surgery. From the initial consultation to post-operative care, we strive to provide compassionate and comprehensive care that places our patients' well-being at the forefront.
What is Elbow replacement?
Elbow replacement surgery is a surgical procedure where the damaged parts of the elbow joint are replaced with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic components. There are two types of elbow replacement surgery: partial elbow replacement, which replaces only one part of the joint typically the head of the radius bone, and total elbow replacement, which replaces the entire joint including the humerus, ulna, and possibly the head of the radius bone.
Elbow replacement surgery may be a viable solution if you're experiencing chronic elbow pain and stiffness due to arthritis or other factors. This surgical procedure aims to reduce discomfort, enhance joint mobility, and overall well-being. Typically, individuals with severe elbow arthritis, traumatic injuries, or other conditions that result in persistent pain and restricted elbow movement are advised to undergo this procedure.
When to Go for Surgery
Elbow surgery may be recommended when non-surgical treatments have failed to alleviate chronic elbow pain and limited range of motion. Conditions such as severe arthritis, traumatic injuries, and other degenerative conditions may require elbow surgery to improve joint function and overall quality of life. A thorough evaluation by our medical professional is conducted to determine if surgery is the best course of action and which type of surgery is most appropriate depending upon the individual's condition.
To perform an elbow replacement, the surgeon implants prosthetic components to replace the damaged bones of the elbow joint. These prosthetic parts comprise two durable metal stems that make up the joint. They are connected by a metal and plastic hinge, allowing the prosthetic elbow joint to flex. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and may require a hospital stay of a few days. Physical therapy is typically needed to aid in recovery and rehabilitation.
Post Surgery care
The elbow region may feel warm and sore for two to four weeks following surgery. During this time, you should see a reduction in edema. You can wear a soft splint on your arm for the first week following surgery to keep your elbow in its proper position. You can then change to wear a more vital, hinged brace or splint when the wound has healed. Following post-surgery care instructions is crucial for a successful recovery after elbow replacement surgery. The instructions are listed below,
Have a nap when you feel fatigued.
Try to go for daily walks.
Avoid intense activities like bicycling, running, weight lifting, or aerobic training until your doctor gives you the all-clear card.
If your doctor gives the go-ahead, you can shower 24 to 48 hours following your procedure.
Find out from your doctor when you can resume driving.