Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist Bone & Joint Center

Our Services - Elbow Surgery

Leaders in Joint Replacement

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  • state of the art technology
  • advanced surgical techniques
  • reduced recovery time

As one of the largest, most active, and most comprehensive orthopedic centers in the United States, the Methodist Bone & Joint Center performs more than 10,000 surgeries annually. The center has emerged as a national leader due to its high quality clinical care, dedication to resident and fellow education, and innovative clinical and scientific research.

Emmi Patient Education

Emmi Patient Education Program
Emmi is a series of free, unique, web-based educational programs for Houston Methodist patients that make complex medical information easy to understand.

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Elbow Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a technique of placing a tiny video camera inside the joint through a small incision (portal) in the skin. Additional portals allow access for other specialized instruments, so that the surgeon may perform the entire surgical procedure while watching on a computer monitor, rather than having to make a traditional incision. Some benefits of this technique when compared to open-incision surgery include less pain, faster recovery, less bleeding, lower risk of infection, and improved cosmetic appearance.

Elbow Replacement (Elbow Arthroplasty)

Arthroplasty is the term used to describe the procedure of replacing worn out joint surfaces with a metal and plastic substitute (prosthesis). Arthritis is the most common diagnosis in patients undergoing elbow replacement. The replacement has smooth gliding surfaces, which provide pain relief and improved function. There are different surgical options, including partial and total elbow replacement, and the decision is often based on patient age and desired activity level.