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Interposition Arthroplasty of the elbow

Elbow arthritis may be surgically treated with a procedure called interposition arthroplasty. The term interposition means that new tissue is placed between the damaged surfaces of the elbow joint. In this surgery, tissue is taken from another source to fill in the space in the elbow joint. The soft tissue forms a false joint. This surgery has best results in younger people with healthy tissue around the elbow joint.

This guide will help you understand:

  • Which parts of the elbow are involved
  • Why this type of surgery is used
  • What happens during the procedure
  • What to expect before and after surgery
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