Total Elbow Replacement in Houston, TX

If your elbow joint has been severely damaged or fractured, conservative techniques alone may not improve the symptoms. Dr. Michael C. Cusick and his orthopedic team offer total elbow replacement surgery in Houston, TX, which can relieve pain and restore the maximum function of your elbow joint. Our surgeons will guide you through every step, ensuring you achieve a comfortable and caring experience.

(713) 794-3599

Fondren Orthopedic


Indications For Total Elbow Replacement

Several conditions can cause pain and instability of the elbow joint. If they become severe, you may require surgical intervention. Common conditions include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Posttraumatic arthritis
  • Severe fractures
  • Joint instability

Our Houston, TX, team will evaluate your condition and run some tests to determine if you can benefit from total elbow replacement.

Questions About Total Elbow Replacement?

Total Elbow Replacement Procedure in Houston, TX

Before the procedure, we will assess your medical history and provide instructions to prepare for the surgery. This surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. Our orthopedic surgeon will make an incision at the back of the elbow and gently move the muscles aside to reveal the bones.

We will prepare the upper arm bone (humerus) to fit a metallic piece. The same preparation will be done for the forearm bone (ulna). These replacement stems are kept in place with bone cement and connected at the elbow by a hinge pin. This type is called ‘linked’ elbow replacement.

Another type, known as the ‘non-linked’ elbow replacement, uses the patient’s own ligaments and tissues to support the replacement stems. This surgery is only suitable for certain cases without ligament injuries.

Recovery After Surgery

Our team will provide complete after-care instructions to help you recover well after the surgery. We will prescribe medications for pain management. As the healing process takes place, we will also introduce rehabilitation exercises to improve the functioning of your joint.

You will do gentle exercises on a routine basis that will help reduce swelling around the elbow joint and prevent stiffness. Follow the instructions mentioned by our orthopedists to achieve a proper recovery. Complete healing may take 4 to 6 weeks.

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Patient Reviews

If this surgery is a little frightening, I understand. I interviewed doctors until I was satisfied that the one I chose was right for me. The pain and restriction of movement in my left shoulder was debilitating. Dr. Michael Cusick is totally committed to his trade. Complete total reverse shoulder replacement.

Kyle Powell

Don't get me wrong there was hiccups and waiting to have surgery seemed like forever but Dr. Cusick, his office staff and the hospital staff especially has been amazing. They went above and beyond to get my surgery approved so we wouldn't have to put it off longer. Dr. Cusick keeps a positive outlook even at times...

Kathy Zenker

Excellent surgeon. Great bedside manner. Had difficulty getting insurance paperwork filled out by office staff. Dr Cusick is awesome.

Gary Sevy

Schedule An Appointment

You can rely on our skilled orthopedists for total elbow replacement in Houston, TX. Call us today (713) 794-3599 to book a consultation.

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