Hemiarthroplasty (Elbow)

Elbow Treatments & Surgeries - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

Hemiarthroplasty of the elbow is the replacement of one part of the elbow joint with a synthetic elbow joint, which is usually made of metal. Usually the surgery involves the replacement of the end of the humerus (upper arm) bone at the elbow joint.

In most cases, hemiarthroplasty of the elbow is performed under general anaesthesia. After the surgery you will likely use a splint to rest the joint, but most surgeons will recommend mobilisation as soon as possible afterwards to help prevent elbow stiffness.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and hemiarthroplasty of the elbow at his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin, along with a wide variety of other elbow treatments and procedures. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their conditions. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted from https://www.elbowdoc.co.uk/hemiarthroplasty/: click the link to read more about the procedure. To find out more about hemiarthroplasty of the elbow or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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