Elbow replacement - dischargeTotal elbow arthroplasty - discharge; Endoprosthetic elbow replacement - discharge
You had surgery to replace your elbow joint with artificial joint parts (prosthetics).
The surgeon made a cut (incision) in the back of your upper or lower arm and removed damaged tissue and parts of the bones. The surgeon then put the artificial joint in place and closed the skin with sutures (stitches).
Now that you're going home, be sure to follow your surgeon's instructions on how to take care of your new elbow.
Throckmorton TW. Shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. In: Azar FM, Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 12.