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Elbow surgery includes tendon repair, elbow replacement, elbow resurfacing, and elbow arthroscopy. It is performed by hand and other orthopedic surgeons.
Whether you’re dealing with pain or restricted movement, the orthopedic specialists at Dignity Health Southern California can help get you moving again. From the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures to traditional open surgeries, we offer high-quality diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitation care from board-certified surgeons, doctors, therapists, and nurses.
Find a Doctor who performs elbow surgery in Southern California at one of our conveniently located hospitals today, and receive the personal care you deserve.
Your doctor may recommend elbow surgery for ongoing elbow stiffness, swelling, or pain due to orthopedic conditions such as:
The goal of elbow surgery is to reduce symptoms and improve joint function.
Your elbow surgery may take place in a Dignity Health Southern California outpatient surgery center or hospital, depending on the type of surgery. The size of your incision and the length of the procedure will depend on the reason you’re having it. Minimally invasive procedures usually result in shorter incisions and procedure times than open surgeries. They also tend to have less pain, faster recovery, and lower risk of complications.
Your doctor will talk to you about how to prepare for surgery and answer any of your questions.
Recovery times depend on the type of surgery and your overall health. Your doctor will most likely recommend physical therapy to help you recover. Full recovery may take several weeks to months. Your doctor will tell you when it is safe to return to your normal activities.
In most cases, your doctor may recommend limitations on future activities. Talk with your doctor at Dignity Health Southern California about what you can expect after your surgery, and let us know how we can best care for your needs.