What is the elbow reconstruction surgery recovery time?
For most patients, the recovery period is around 6 weeks. After the recovery period, it is often recommended that the patients begin physical therapy. The chance of a full recovery is above 90 percent.
The time needed for complete recovery varies based on many factors. Some of these factors may include your age, health, and chronicity of the problem (i.e. the condition of the joint, and the extent of damage and repairs required). It is important to speak with your orthopedic surgeon about the specifics regarding the recovery process.
Although most patients experience no complications after elbow reconstruction surgery, as with any medical procedure, there is a chance that something go wrong. The risks are typically minor, treatable, and unlikely to affect the patient's final outcome. Potential problems include:
Important things to know about elbow reconstruction
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