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 Mayo Clinic's laboratories for Biomechanical Research and Motion Analysis, researchers study the influence of prostheses in restoring normal function to the elbow and other joints. Mayo Clinic is continuously developing, modifying and patenting new prostheses designs.

For people who need only a part of the elbow replaced, Mayo Clinic doctors developed a prosthetic replacement head and special surgical instruments that help guide the placement of the prosthesis so it will mesh well with the remaining bones.

Publications

See a list of publications on elbow replacement surgery by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

May. 22, 2012