Reasons for Elbow Replacement Surgery in Delhi(Indications)
The common reason for doing an elbow replacement surgery in Delhi is pain that affects the activities of daily living. This is followed by the instability of the elbow and ankylosis (fusion) of the elbow. The underlying disorders that cause the above problems are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.
Pre-operative Assessment before Elbow Replacement Surgery in Delhi
This involves assessment for fitness, for having surgery and anaesthesia. You may have x-rays done, to asses the problem. Some blood tests, to rule out infection in some instances.
The procedure of Total Elbow Replacement Surgery in Delhi
The elbow joint is approached from the back. A skin incision is made and the tissues are carefully dissected out. A nerve called the ulnar nerve is identified, dissected and secured. The muscle-tendon complex at the back is carefully reflected off the bone, to approach the actual joint. The joint surface is prepared and the two components, the humeral component, and the ulnar component are inserted and linked together with a coupling.
After Elbow Replacement Operation
Your arm will be covered with dressings and elevated in bed. Orthopedic surgeon in Delhi will advise you to mobilize as much as you can tolerate. You may have a nerve block, to numb the pain. You may be advised, not to lift heavy weights after the procedure.
The clips or sutures are usually removed in ten days’ time.
In the appropriate patient, the success rate has been reported to be very good (approx. 92%). But it is important for the patient to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure with the orthopaedic surgeon in Delhi, before having it done.