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Elbow Arthritis

Elbow Arthritis

Elbow Arthritis

Arthritis is a term describing degenerative change in a joint. Osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also affect the elbow. Pain and stiffness and swelling are the common symptoms. These conditions are uncommon and an Xray and/or blood tests will usually provide the diagnosis.

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To ask a question, make an enquiry or book an appointment, contact our specialist orthopaedic team who are available between Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm. Our shoulder team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

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Elbow Arthritis

Osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also affect the elbow. Pain and stiffness and swelling are the common symptoms. These conditions are uncommon and an Xray and/or blood tests will usually provide the diagnosis.
Arthritis

X ray showing oseoarthritis of the elbow

Treatment in early arthritis can include arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, but advanced cases may require joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty)