Any joint can develop osteoarthritis. However, some joints are more prone to it than others. More common joints to develop osteoarthritis include the hips, knees, hands, and spinal joints. The elbow is less commonly affected by osteoarthritis. Of course, elbow pain can still be caused by osteoarthritis--it is just a little lower on the list of possible causes. Other potential causes of elbow pain include:
Ø Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
Ø Medial epicondylitis (Golfer's elbow)
Ø Ligament strain or sprain
Ø Triceps tendonitis
Ø Muscle strain
Ø Osteochondritis dissecans
Ø And this is just part of the list ...
Elbow replacement is surgery to replace the bones of the elbow joint with artificial joint parts ( prosthetics ).
Total elbow arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic elbow replacement
The elbow joint connects two bones:
The humerus in the upper arm
The ulna in the lower arm
The artificial elbow joint has two stems made of high-quality metal. A metal and plastic hinge joins the stems together and allows the artificial joint to bend. Artificial joints come in different sizes to fit different size people.
You may receive general anesthesia before surgery. This means you will be asleep and pain-free during surgery. Some patient may receive regional anesthesia instead. This means, you will be awake, but your arm will be numb so that you will not feel pain. If you receive regional anesthesia, you will also be given medicine to help you relax during the operation.
Your surgeon will make an surgical cut on you...
Acknowledge. Accept. Prioritize. These are tenets of Save Our Selves, also
known as Secular Organizations for Sobriety, a self-empowerment addiction
recovery group founded over 23 years ago. When I arrested my addiction to alcohol in 1978 and founded SOS in 1985, I
had successfully applied these tenets both cognitively and viscerally assuring
my own recovery . I continued to smoke
cigarettes, however, until 1993 and I thought and felt little about it.
Whenever I’d see a dying film star do a pitch on T.V. to
stop smoking, I wouldn’t connect it to yours truly. So for thirty years it was second nature to
me when I excused myself from a non-smoking environment to light up, shared
cigarettes with other smokers, paced – cigarette in hand – while preparing for
a talk about addiction recovery, etc. And I had plenty of company. Even
today the birds of a feather phenomenon still applies; in my case, however, I
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