Elbow surgery may be required for a variety of reasons, including tennis elbow, an impact injury or arthritis. When conservative treatments such as physical therapy, pain management and rest do not relieve your pain, then surgery may be the most successful option. Surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures, as well as traditional procedures based on your condition and surgical history. If your condition is more severe, complete elbow replacement may be required. Your surgery may be followed by physical and/or occupational therapy, exercise adjustments and massage to help you regain strength and motion in your arm, and prevent future injuries so you can return to your normal activities.