Elbow arthroplasty, also known as elbow joint replacement surgery, is an orthopaedic surgical procedure. This procedure is a very uncommon treatment.
The elbow consists of three bones; the humerus, the ulna and the radius. The elbow joint is where the humerus and ulna meet to form a hinge.
Arthroplastic treatment restores the functionality of a joint. The orthopaedic surgeon either inserts a partial prosthesis into the surface of the joint or completely replaces it. Simply put, an arthroplasty replaces, remodels and realigns the bone of a damaged joint.