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.

Research profiles

March 18, 2015