Which indication for elbow joint replacement is associated with the longest prosthesis survival?
Rheumatoid arthritis. Some suggest that prosthetic placement for fracture involves a larger number of younger patients who overstress the arthroplasty.
AP and lateral postoperative radiographs of a total elbow arthroplasty.
The radial head is intact in this arthroplasty, but may be resected when placing other types.
The anterior flange of the humeral component of the prosthesis adds mechanical stability.