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.