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How long does elbow surgery take?

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Elbow replacement surgery takes about two hours. You'll get anesthesia, so you won’t be awake for it. You’ll need to stay in the hospital for up to four days.

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

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

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 31, 2019

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

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

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 31, 2019

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