Manav Hospital came up with a new way to do Elbow Replacement Surgery that seems stable and long-lasting enough for young, active patients.
The damaged parts of the humerus and ulna are replaced with artificial components during total elbow replacement surgery. The artificial elbow joint is made up of a metal and plastic hinge with two metal stems. The stems fit inside the canal, a hollow part of the bone. There are various types of elbow replacements, and the components vary in size. There are also partial elbow replacements available for use in very specific circumstances.
The evolution of hip and knee replacement techniques has made these surgeries quite commonplace. When performed by surgeons with subspecialist training, complete knee and total hip replacements are performed at a very high level, while elbow replacement has remained in the Dark Ages.
A dysfunctional elbow is very debilitating. Hand use is often impaired because the elbow cannot support or move the hand in space. Patients endure discomfort as well. Their injuries are often the result of motor vehicle accidents, sports, or hard work. The Manav Hospital's advancements in elbow replacement are part of its illustrious history of orthopaedics research.