Elbow replacement surgery
Duke is a nationally ranked orthopaedic center with specialists trained and experienced in performing elbow replacement surgery. A Duke doctor co-developed the first successful modern artificial elbow joint, and our team continues to develop and test new ways to advance this rare procedure. As a result, we are able to offer you the best approach and artificial elbow joint for your needs.
Duke leads the nation in elbow replacement
People with arthritis or other conditions that have severely damaged the elbow joint face a lot of pain and difficult odds. We offer hope when other centers have exhausted their options. We are among the top centers in the country offering elbow replacement surgery. We receive referrals from other centers around the country because of the volume of elbow replacement surgeries we perform. Our doctors have the experience needed to handle both first-time and corrective elbow replacement surgery.
Choose Duke for your elbow replacement surgery because we offer:
- Experience and innovation. A Duke doctor co-developed the popular Coonrad/Morrey artificial elbow joint, setting the standard for elbow replacement. Our elbow specialists continue to develop new elbow replacement techniques and artificial elbow joints, offering you the best options to suit your specific needs.
- Safer, easier surgeries. Our orthopaedic team emphasizes arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive approach that limits pain and improves recovery.
- Doctor expertise. Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons have undergone additional years of specialized training in hand, elbow and upper arm surgery in order to offer you the most treatment options and safest care. Our orthopaedic program is consistently ranked as one of the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
- A team of professionals. Our surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, anesthesiologists and radiologists combine their skills and expertise to give you the best care when undergoing elbow replacement surgery.
ELBOW REPLACEMENT SURGERY
A rare procedure to preserve movement and function in the elbow joint, elbow replacement surgery is a treatment of last resort for patients with arthritis or other conditions that badly damage the joint. We use several different artificial elbow joints and choose the one to best suit the needs of our individual patients.
Other centers look to us when a surgery does not produce optimal results. We routinely perform revisions and corrections of failed elbow replacement surgeries.