Prótesis para el codo

El reemplazo o artroplastia de codo implica la sustitución quirúrgica de los huesos que componen dicha articulación con partes artificiales de la articulación del codo (componentes protésicos). La articulación artificial consta de dos varillas hechas de metal de alta calidad, unidas con una bisagra de metal y plástico que le permite a dicha articulación doblarse. Las articulaciones artificiales vienen en diferentes tamaños para ajustarse al paciente.

Prótesis para el codo

Revision

Last reviewed 8/11/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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