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Cynthia Wiley, DMD
(919) 735-5999
508 Mill Rd
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William De Araujo, MD
(919) 736-2157
2701 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, Nc
Group Practice: Goldsboro Orthopaedic Associates Pa

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David Allen Rockwell, MD
(919) 736-2157
2701 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, Nc
Group Practice: Goldsboro Orthopaedic Associates Pa

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Hector Manuel Pedraza, MD
(919) 736-2157
2808 McLamb Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1982

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T Richard Perrine, DDS
(919) 735-5999
2300 Wayne Memorial Dr Ste C
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Robert Ottaviani
(919) 736-2157
2808 Mclamb Place
Goldsboro, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Laurence Davis Frederick, MD
(919) 736-2157
2808 McLamb Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1984

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William Dearaujo, MD
(919) 736-2157
2701 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gregory Scott Bauer, MD
(919) 736-2157
2808 McLamb Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1995

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George Edward Mayo, DDS
(919) 736-0304
1209 E Ash St
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Artificial Joint Replacement of the Elbow

A Patient's Guide to Artificial Joint Replacement of the Elbow

Introduction

Elbow joint replacement (also called elbow arthroplasty) can effectively treat the problems caused by arthritis of the elbow. The procedure is also becoming more widely used in aging adults to replace joints damaged by fractures. The artificial elbow is considered successful by more than 90 percent of patients who have elbow joint replacement.

This guide will help you understand

  • how the elbow joint works
  • what happens during surgery to replace the elbow joint
  • what you can expect after elbow joint replacement

Anatomy

How does the elbow joint work?

The elbow joint is made up of three bones : the humerus bone of the upper arm, and the ulna and radius bones of the forearm.

The ulna and the humerus meet at the elbow and form a hinge. This hinge allows the arm to straighten and bend. The large triceps muscle in the back of the arm attaches to the point of the ulna (the olecranon). When this muscle contracts, it straightens out the elbow. The biceps muscles in the front of the arm contracts to bend the elbow.

Inside the elbow joint, the bones are covered with articular cartilage. Articular cartilage is a slick, smooth material. It protects the bone ends from friction when they rub together as the elbow moves. Articular cartilage is soft enough to act as a shock absorber. It is also tough enough to last a lifetime, if it is not injured.

The connection of the radius to the humerus allows rotation of the forearm. The upper end of the radius is round. This round end turns against the ulna and the humerus as the forearm and hand turn from palm down (pronation) to palm up supination).

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Elbow Anatomy

Rationale

What makes elbow joint replacement surgery necessary?

A joint replacement surgery is usually considered a last resort for a badly damaged and painful elbow joint. The artificial joint replaces the damaged surfaces with metal and plastic that are designed to fit together and rub smoothly against each other. This takes away the pain of bone rubbing against bone.

The most common reason for an artificial elbow replacement is arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis, degenerative and systemic. Degenerative arthritis is also called wear-and-tear arthritis, or osteoarthritis. Any injury to the elbow can damage the joint and lead to degenerative arthritis. Arthritis may not show up for many years after the injury.

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Osteoarthritis

There are many types of systemic arthritis. The most common form is rheumatoid arthritis. All types of systemic arthritis are diseases that affect many, or even all, of the joints in the body. Systemic arthritis causes destruction of the joints' articular cartilage lining.

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Arthritis

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