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How can someone find a surgeon who has a lot of experience to perform their elbow replacement surgery?

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The procedure is similar to hip and knee replacements.

You want a surgeon who has a lot of experience. Ask your rheumatologist or other doctor for referrals. You may also want to check with the professional association of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

From: What Is Elbow Replacement Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

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University of Washington Medical Center: “Total elbow joint replacement for rheumatoid arthritis: A Patient's Guide.”

Sanchez-Sotelo J. , 2011. The Open Orthopaedics Journal

Reviewed by David Zelman on July 11, 2017

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University of Washington Medical Center: “Total elbow joint replacement for rheumatoid arthritis: A Patient's Guide.”

Sanchez-Sotelo J. , 2011. The Open Orthopaedics Journal

Reviewed by David Zelman on July 11, 2017

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