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.
How Dr James McLean can help
Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for a wide variety of elbow conditions in Adelaide.
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 injuries.
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.