Radial Head Arthroplasty

Replacement 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 begins 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

Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating elbow conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.

Personalized care

As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free. 

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