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How long will it take to get used to my new elbow after elbow replacement surgery?

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It will take time to get used to your new elbow. For instance, you won't be able to lift anything heavier than a cup of coffee for six weeks after surgery. It’s a good idea to line up help ahead of time.

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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