Elbow Arthritis & Elbow Replacement
What is a cause of elbow arthritis?
By far the commonest cause if ‘Inflammatory Arthritis’ like Rheumatoid which causes arthritic changes to elbow. Osteoarthritis of the elbow occurs when the cartilage surface of the elbow is damaged or becomes worn. This can happen because of a previous injury such as elbow dislocation or fracture. It may also be the result of degeneration of the joint cartilage from age. The elbow is one of the least affected joints because of its well matched joint surfaces and strong stabilizing ligaments.
The elbow joint is a very stable & hinged joint.
The ulnar nerve supplies feeling to the little & ring finger. It also supplies motor power to 15 out of 20 small muscles in hand.