Pain In Back Of Arm Above Elbow

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Definition

Elbow replacement is surgery to replace the bones of the elbow joint with artificial joint parts (prosthetics).


Alternative Names

Total elbow arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic elbow replacement


Description

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....

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