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Alpine Physical Therapy
Three Locations
In North, South, and Downtown Missoula
Missoula, MT 59804
Ph: 406-251-2323
Fax: 406-251-2999

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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I have significant elbow arthritis and my surgeon wants to give me a new elbow. What will the recovery be like?

While every surgeon has their particulars about your recovery following an elbow replacement, generally speaking you will be in a splint for a little over a week followed by specific instructions regarding how far to bend and straighten your elbow. You will be able to rotate your forearm at a 90 degree angle.  After six weeks if you lack range of motion or have any significant weakness you will attend physical therapy.


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