Simple exercises and other types of physiotherapy will need to be done to increase the strength and mobility of your arm. Typical range-of-motion exercises include bending, straightening, palm down, and palm up exercises.
Elbow replacement usually reduces pain and improves elbow function during sleep and activities of daily living. If you take care of your elbow after surgery and avoid activities that can damage your elbow, you can expect to enjoy the benefits of the surgery for decades.