Elbow Replacement Doctor in Bhubaneswar

Are you suffering from elbow pain due to Rheumatoid arthritis or joint inflammation or due to injury?  Today, patients who

Elbow Replacement Doctor in Bhubaneswar

 are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis go ahead with an elbow replacement surgery. Dr. Sandeep is the best orthopedic doctor in Bhubaneswar available for treating elbow pain and elbow replacement in Bhubaneswar.

Causes of Elbow pain

Overuse of elbow joint is the main reason for elbow pain. Excessive use of the hand, wrist, or arm movements when playing sports, hobbies, or work responsibilities can also harm the elbow joint. If the patient suffers from a broken arm, joint inflammation, dislocated elbow, golfer's elbow, osteoarthritis, fractures, and post-traumatic arthritis, the patient requires elbow treatment. 

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Diagnosis of elbow pain

Dr. Sandeep Singh, Elbow Replacement Doctor in Bhubaneswar is one of the best orthopedists in Bhubaneswar who offers elbow replacement treatment.  First, he will conduct a physical examination of the patient, especially of the elbow joint, and suggest x-rays and MRI imaging scans, if required. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, i.e., degenerative joint disease, the patient's elbow is severely inflamed along with pain, stiffness, and loss of cartilage.  The patient will complain of stiff and painful elbow joint. In medical terms, the egg-white-like fluid, i.e., the elbow joint's synovial membrane, thickens and inflamed. 

In case of elbow instability, the patient experiences frequent dislocations of the elbow joint. Injury to the elbow joint can also cause instability, i.e., the ligaments of the elbow joint are damaged and not in a condition to support the elbow joint. 

If the patient experiences an elbow fracture, then the orthopedic doctor may suggest elbow replacement to fix the elbow joint. 

Elbow Replacement Treatment 

Elbow Replacement Doctor in Bhubaneswar

The treating orthopedic surgeon will replace the damaged parts of the elbow with an artificial joint. The surgeon makes an incision at the rear side of the elbow and accesses the upper arm bone, i.e., the humerus, and the forearm bone on the pinky finger side, i.e., the ulna. These two bones are prepared for metal implants and held together by a bone cement and hinge pin. The two implants of the joint are joined with a metal and plastic hinge. The metal implants are made of chrome-cobalt alloy or titanium and lined with polyethylene, while the bone cement is made from acrylic, i.e., polymethylmethacrylate.

The elbow replacement surgery can be partial as well as total. The elbow replacement surgery is done in approximately 2 hours while the patient will stay in the hospital for a couple of days. The repaired elbow will be bandaged and placed in a splint for stability.

After the elbow replacement surgery

The patient will be on pain medication and rest. After few weeks, the patient can lift lightweight objects such as cups, saucers, dishes, and so on is permitted. 

The patient is advised a physical therapy protocol to strengthen the arm and range of motion exercise to straighten the arm and enable its bending. 

The patient has to be very careful and protect the arm from further injury by not playing contact sports, hammering, and lifting heavy things. 

Dr. Sandeep Singh, is an elbow specialist in Bhubaneswar and has experience in successfully treating patients with elbow pain. 

He has performed many elbow replacement surgeries in Bhubaneswar.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the age factor is not a decisive factor for an elbow joint replacement. If the patient has good general health and is ready to undergo surgery to resolve the elbow pain, the orthopedic surgeon can proceed with the surgery.     Please consult Dr. Sandeep Singh, and the best orthopedic doctor in Bhubaneswar, for elbow replacement treatment and joint issues.

In a way, yes, but then their lifespan depends upon the condition and the patient's activity levels. If the patient follows the advised precautions and maintenance, the elbow implants can last for quite a long time.

The orthopedic surgeon will remove the worn-out and damaged bones, and cartilage will be followed by placing metal implants and hinges to help the arm function smoothly and without pain.

The orthopedic surgeons suggest elbow replacement surgery because the damaged elbow cannot heal and perform normally. By going ahead with an elbow replacement surgery, the patient can be relieved from the elbow's constant pain and stiffness. Moreover, the patient can resume normal life as well.

The reason for wear and tear of the elbow is due to excessive use of the arm during playing, working, and performing hobbies. The pain occurs as cartilage, the protective layer, wears off, and the bones rub against each other, leading to stiffness, pain, and irritation. The cartilage's wear and tear are also associated with degeneration of the joint condition, i.e., arthritis.

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