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If your elbow has become unstable, you may experience pain and restricted movement in the elbow. Enquire online for treatment options.
Unstable elbows occur as the result of elbow dislocations.
If your elbow has become unstable, you may experience pain and restricted movement in the elbow.
There are many potential causes of unstable elbows. However, common causes include suffering from osteoarthritis or suffering from an injury to the elbow.
The first stage in assessment involves examining the elbow with the patient under anaesthetic and with an x-ray. If this confirms elbow instability, then an operation is performed to replace the damaged ligament with either tissue from the triceps tendon or by using an artificial ligament. Postoperatively the patient is in a plaster slab for 2 weeks and then a hinged brace for 4 weeks.
When you meet with your consultant surgeon they'll ensure that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and what'll happen before, during and after the procedure and any pain you might have. Take this time with your consultant surgeon to ensure your mind is put at rest.
The benefits of this type surgery are that the elbow becomes more stable and does not dislocate.
Your consultant will go through any risks as these will vary dependant on the individual.