Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty)

elbow-picJoint replacement (arthroplasty) in the upper extremity has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. Physicians at the Long Island Hand to Shoulder Center routinely perform these operations on the shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger joints. This surgery allows patients with end stage or severely painful arthritis to maintain functional motion, and may occasionally be necessary in cases of severe trauma or tumors.