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Elbow Stabilisation Surgery

What is Elbow Stabilisation?

Elbow stabilisation involves the repair of the damaged ligaments around the elbow in order to stop the elbow from coming out of joint. Any fractures that are present are usually repaired at the same time. The size and location of the cuts made depend on the structures that are injured. 

In cases where the elbow has been unstable for some time, the ligaments may not be able to be directly repaired. In these cases, ligament reconstruction is required. A ligament reconstruction involves using a length of the tendon, either from somewhere else in the body (autograft) or from a donor (allograft), to recreate the damaged ligament.

After Elbow Stabilisation Surgery

After surgery your elbow may be in a bandage or a splint, depending on the structures that needed to be repaired. You will be referred to a physiotherapist to help get your elbow moving in a controlled manner. Depending on the injury, it may be several months until the elbow can be used for sport or heavy manual labour.

For more information on elbow stabilisation surgery, we recommend contacting our surgeons for an initial consultation. 

Surgeons that perform this procedure

Mr Harry Clitherow

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Mr Brendan Soo

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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