Wrist Joint Replacement
Wrist Joint Replacement (Wrist Arthroplasty) Overview
Wrist joint replacement (wrist arthroplasty) is a surgical treatment option for wrist arthritis. The procedure effectively reduces symptoms and improves wrist joint mobility and function.
How is a wrist arthroplasty performed?
A wrist arthroplasty is performed under general anesthesia. After the patient is completely asleep and can feel no pain or discomfort, a Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) wrist specialist removes arthritic wrist bone and cartilage and replaces it with artificial joint components. The new joint moves freely and easily without producing any pain.
What does wrist arthroplasty treat?
Wrist arthroplasty treats severe wrist arthritis that does not improve after nonsurgical treatment. Symptoms that are dramatically decreased after surgery include:
- Decreased range of motion