Radial Head Arthroplasty

Replacemetn of the radial head with prosthetic hardware.

Radial Head Arthroplasty

A radial head arthroplasty is done when a radial head fracture is comminuted and therefore an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is not possible. Many times, this type of fracture is associated with an elbow dislocation. The surgery involves removing the radial head and portion of the radial neck and replacing it with a prosthetic radial head. Postoperative recovery will involve therapy to regain motion and strength. Generally, physical therapy will begin very shortly after surgery.

Radial Head Arthroplasty​ Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey, Wayne, Parsippany, Dr. Peter DeNoble MD and Dr. David Ratliff MD. Orthopedic Surgeons, Hand Surgeon
Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey, Wayne, Parsippany, Dr. Peter DeNoble MD and Dr. David Ratliff MD. Orthopedic Surgeons, Hand Surgeon
DRUJ Instability/Arthritis, Ulnocarpal Impaction, DIP Pinning for Mallet Finger

Benefits

The orthopedic surgeons here are also specially trained in the field of hand and wrist surgery and treat all conditions, from very straightforward to the most complex. Furthermore, we believe that even the simplest problems of the hand and wrist deserve evaluation from a hand specialist who has an expertise in understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand.

Every Patient Matters

Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.

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