In an Elbow Replacement Surgery, the damaged parts of the bones are replaced with artificial components, made from two implants that are attached to the bones in your arm. The two implants are then joined with a metal and plastic material hinge. This complicated procedure needs to be balanced with high precision to control the movement of the forearm. Elbow Replacement surgery is gaining popularity among older adults to replace joints damaged by fractures.
Metals implanted in the elbow and other materials are non-corrosive, non-reactive and therefore non-toxic to the body. The surgery will be painful, as all surgeries are. But proper anaesthesia and medications should be provided by doctors to minimize the pain.
Elbow replacement surgery in India costs from USD 3,989 – USD 6,649. The operation takes around 2 hours, and the patient will need around 2 to 4 days to recover in the hospital. However, full surgical recovery can take up to 12 weeks to a year.