Elbow Replacement

An elbow replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the elbow joint that may be painful due to previous injury or arthritis.

This procedure is required when pain medication, injections, and physical therapy are no longer effective in managing symptoms.

Elbow replacement with Clearpoint Health

Patients from across Canada and around the world choose Clearpoint Health’s private medical clinics for an elbow replacement. Our orthopedic surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience. You don’t have to ensure long  wait times for elbow surgery. Expedite your care with private elbow surgery from Clearpoint Health. We’re a network of private medical clinics across Canada, with centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary. Explore your options for Canadian private healthcare and receive rapid access to the surgery you need.

#103 – 20 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J4
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Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9

What are benefits of an Elbow Replacement?

An elbow replacement may be recommended for these elbow problems:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures of one of the bones of the elbow that have not healed properly
  • Elbow instability
  • Loss of function

What to expect with an Elbow Replacement

Elbow Replacement surgery involves removing damaged portions of the elbow and replacing the bony surfaces with man-made prosthetic implants. The surgery repositions the elbow into proper alignment and replicates the original function, allowing for a near normal range of motion for the patient.  There are Total and Partial Elbow replacements available depending on the patient’s specific situation.  In addition, there are linked and unlinked elbow replacements performed.

Your surgeon will be able to discuss the recommended technique and prosthetic to suit your needs. During a consultation, we will review the procedure including the risks, benefits, recovery, and life after the procedure. It is important to remember that a Partial or Total Elbow Replacement is still major surgery. Please keep in mind that there is always going to be post-operative pain and swelling. It is important to remember that everyone reacts differently to surgery and anaesthetic, but in our experience, the techniques and protocols used by our surgeons and anaesthetists allows for faster rehabilitation to get you back to your old self.

Recovery After an Elbow Replacement

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored in case there are any complications. The procedure does not typically require an overnight stay. A patient must have someone on-hand to drive them home. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on what is necessary to optimize recovery.  You will return to the Centre for follow up visits as necessary and will be prescribed physiotherapy to maximize function and optimize recovery.

Next steps: Book your Elbow Replacement consultation

If you are ready to discuss your elbow replacement needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your healthcare options, your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Techniques and Options
  • Potential risks and complications