What is Elbow Arthritis?

I see a lot of patients with elbow arthritis in my clinic. This can be very painful at times, but most of the time, elbow arthritis can be fairly asymptomatic or not hurt that much because we don’t walk on our elbow or our shoulders. There’s a lot of good options for treating elbow arthritis. We can use corticosteroid injections, anti inflammatories. There’s also lubricant injections, which work very well for elbow arthritis. Most of the time, patients can get elbow arthroscopy, which is basically a debridement, which can help with both motion and pain. And in very rare cases, for lower activity individuals, a total elbow replacement can be a great option to help restore function, as well as improve pain.


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