Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons and scientists are active in elbow replacement research that is quickly translated into clinical care, including developing patents for new surgical devices and techniques.
At the Shoulder and Elbow Laboratory and the Biomechanics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, researchers study the influence of prostheses in restoring normal function to the elbow and other joints. Researchers at Mayo Clinic are continuously developing and refining prostheses designs.
In addition, researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying how elbow replacement surgery affects quality of life and the ability to do everyday activities, such as carrying groceries, gardening and, in some cases, even shoveling snow.
See a list of publications on elbow replacement surgery by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
Mar. 18, 2015
- Canale ST, et al. Shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. In: Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby Elsevier; 2013. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Feb. 19, 2015.
- Sanchez-Sotelo J, et al. Total elbow arthroplasty. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2011;19:121.
- Golden, AK. Decision Support System. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Jan. 20, 2015.
- Morrey BF, et al. Total elbow arthroscopy. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 1981;63-A:1050.
- Sahu D, et al. Influence of radial head prosthetic design on radiocapitellar joint contact mechanics. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2014;23:456.
- Barlow JD, et al. Activities after total elbow arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2013;22:787.