Elbow Replacement / Elbow Arthroplasty
Total Elbow Replacement / Elbow Arthroplasty can help restore comfort and function to elbows damaged by rheumatoid arthritis. In elbow arthritis the joint surface is destroyed by wear and tear, inflammation, injury, or previous surgery. This joint destruction makes the elbow stiff, painful, and unable to carry out its normal functions. Elbow joint replacement can be effective primarily in the management of severe elbow involvement from rheumatoid arthritis.
The goal of Elbow Replacement / Elbow Arthroplasty is to restore functional mechanics to the joint by removing scar tissue, balancing muscles, and inserting a joint replacement in the place of the destroyed elbow. One part of the artificial joint is fixed to the inside of the humerus (arm bone) and the other part to the inside of the ulna (one of the forearm bones). The two parts are then connected using a hinge pin that gives the joint stability.
Indications Your physician may determine that an elbow replacement is appropriate if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- Bone injury or bone loss contributing to elbow instability
- Abnormal stiffness, immobility, and consolidation of the elbow joint (ankylosis)
- Painful deterioration of the elbow joint cartilage (osteoarthritis)
- Painful inflammation in the lining of the elbow joint (rheumatoid arthritis)
- Arthritis resulting from physical injury to the elbow joint (traumatic arthritis)
- Elbow joint instability or loss of motion, which cannot be satisfactorily addressed by more conservative treatment options
- A previous elbow joint replacement, which has worn or failed Total Elbow is indicated for primary and revision intervention, post traumatic and rheumatoid arthritis, and trauma reconstruction. For complete patient matching flexibility, the TEXX Total Elbow is unsurpassed in interchangeability and design and is the total elbow of choice for its ease of use. It is backed by nearly a decade of clinical success. The ease-of-operation, enhanced fixation, and simple, precise instrumentation provides excellent results. The rationale behind the TEXX Total Elbow was to create a device that replicates anatomy while providing a superior mechanism that is easier to assemble and revise should a revision become necessary. It was also a priority to create an instrument set that was ideal for a broad range of surgeons