Elbow joint replacement surgery is a treatment option that helps restore range of motion and eliminate elbow pain for individuals with elbow arthritis or other conditions that cause elbow joint damage. Elbow replacement is commonly associated with rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis. Dr. Richard Gray, M.D., of Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience who offers this specialized treatment option for patients with elbow joint pain.
Dr. Gray takes a patient-centric approach to orthopaedic care and helps his patients understand their conditions and treatment options. If you are a candidate for elbow replacement surgery, Dr. Gray can help you know what to expect:
- Before the procedure – Prior to receiving joint replacement surgery, you may need to check with your primary care physician to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. Certain medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications, may also need to be halted prior to undergoing surgery.
- During surgery – After you are given anesthesia, Dr. Gray will remove the damaged portions of the elbow joint and replace them with an artificial component called a prosthesis.
- Recovery after surgery – Following the procedure, you will need to allow the elbow time to heal and also complete physical therapy to regain joint motion. Once you have fully healed, you should be able to enjoy a functional range of elbow motion without joint pain.
Contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gray. He will be happy to meet with you and help determine if elbow replacement surgery is the best option for you.
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