What are the treatment options for elbow arthritis?
When treating elbow arthritis, many factors have to be considered, including age, activity level, expectations and other medical conditions. You and your physician will discuss which treatment will work best for you. Treatment options include:
- Physical rehabilitation.
- Oral analgesic and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs).
- Injections of steroids or viscosupplements.
- Surgical treatment, such as arthroscopic debridement, synovectomy, interposition of a membrane between the bones, partial or total joint replacement, or joint fusion or joint removal.