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Information for Patients & Caregivers

What Should I Ask My Surgeon Before Elbow Replacement Surgery?

If your doctor recommends joint replacement, it is normal to have many questions about the procedure.

Below are some of the questions you may want to discuss with your doctor.

  • What are the risks and potential complications of elbow replacement?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • Which implant have you chosen for my joint replacement?
  • What will happen if I don’t have surgery?
  • What, in your opinion, makes this implant the very best available implant for my condition?
  • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • When will I be able to resume normal activities?
  • What can I do to help my recovery?
  • What follow up treatment will I receive?
  • Do you have any written information about the treatment that I could have?

 


See also:

Elbow Replacement