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Elbow Replacement in Madrid

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Madrid, Spain performing Elbow Replacement.
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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Rafael Canosa Sevillano

Head of Division of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

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About Elbow Replacement

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Elbow Replacement Surgery
Elbow replacement surgery is a surgical procedure that replaces the elbow joint bones with an artificial elbow joint. It is successful in relieving pain for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and elbow injuries.

The Artificial Elbow
The prosthetic elbow joint is composed of two parts:

  • The Humeral Component
    The lower part of the humerus in the upper arm is replaced by the humeral component. It is anchored into the hollow interior of the humerus by a long stem.
  • The Ulnar Component
    The upper part of the ulna in the lower arm is replaced by the ulnar component. It is anchored into the hollow interior of the ulna by a shorter metal stem.
A hinge connects the humeral and ulnar components that are made of plastic and metal. A cemented or un-cemented prosthesis is used to keep the artificial elbow in position.

How is the Elbow Replacement Performed?
  • A surgical incision is made on the patient’s arm to expose the elbow joint.
  • The injured tissue and bones of the elbow joint are removed.
  • A hole is drilled into the middle of the upper and lower arm bones.
  • The stem ends of the artificial elbow joints are put into both the bones.
  • A hinge is used to attach the two stems.
  • The incision is closed with stitches and covered with a bandage.
  • A splint may be used to keep the arm stable.

How to Prepare for the Elbow Replacement?
  • The patient needs to undergo a physical checkup.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription. These may include supplements or herbs or drugs.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has been drinking more than 2 drinks of alcohol per day.
  • The patient may be required to meet the physical or occupational therapist to learn some exercises before the surgery.

Days admitted : 2 to 3 days

Anesthesia : General or regional anesthesia depending on the patient

Recovery : - The patient is taken to the recovery room to be monitored until the effect of anesthesia diminishes. - The patient may be required to use a splint in the arm to support the elbow. Ice pack may also be wrapped around the arm to ease the pain and swelling. - The stitches are removed after 10 days. - Swelling and pain will remain for 2 to 4 weeks and the patient will need help with daily activities for about 6 weeks. - Pain medication will be prescribed by the doctor. - The patient may be able to start using the arm in about 12 weeks. - A full recovery may take approximately one year.

Risks : Risks of anesthesia include: - Breathing difficulty - Allergic reaction to medication Risks of surgery include: - Bleeding - Blood clotting - Infection Additional risks include: - Nerve injury - Bone breakage - Blood vessel injury - Allergic reaction to the artificial elbow joint - Dislocation of the artificial elbow joint - Loosening of the artificial elbow joint in due course

After care : - The patient is taken to the recovery room to be monitored until the effect of anesthesia diminishes. - The patient may be required to use a splint in the arm to support the elbow. Ice pack may also be wrapped around the arm to ease the pain and swelling. - The stitches are removed after 10 days. - Swelling and pain will remain for 2 to 4 weeks and the patient will need help with daily activities for about 6 weeks. - Pain medication will be prescribed by the doctor. - The patient may be able to start using the arm in about 12 weeks. - A full recovery may take approximately one year.

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