Wrist Joint Replacement

(Wrist Arthroscopy)

Wrist Joint Replacement (Wrist Arthroplasty) Surgeons in Spartanburg, SC, Duncan, SC, and Greenville, SC

Wrist joint replacement surgery, also known as wrist arthroplasty, stands as a surgical solution addressing wrist arthritis, effectively alleviating symptoms and enhancing the mobility and function of the wrist joint. At Carolina Orthopaedic Neurosurgical Associates, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluations for candidates needing wrist arthroplasty.

This procedure is tailored explicitly for cases where nonsurgical treatments have proven ineffective in mitigating the symptoms of severe wrist arthritis.

What is Wrist Replacement Surgery?

Wrist replacement surgery or wrist arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged wrist joint. Like all major surgery, it is conducted under general anesthesia to ensure the patient experiences no pain or discomfort during the process. 

Led by skilled Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates providers, the surgery involves the removal of arthritic or damaged wrist bone and cartilage. Subsequently, the affected components are replaced with artificial joint counterparts. The newly introduced joint enables smooth, pain-free movement, significantly enhancing overall wrist function and reducing pain.

Do I Need Wrist Replacement Surgery?

This surgical option is recommended for cases of persistent, severe wrist arthritis that have not responded positively to nonsurgical treatments. Wrist arthroplasty proves particularly effective in addressing symptoms such as:

Decreased Range of Motion: The surgery aims to restore and enhance the range of motion in the wrist, allowing for more fluid and natural movements.

Chronic Pain: One of the primary objectives is reducing or eliminating pain associated with severe wrist arthritis, contributing to an improved quality of life.

Swelling: Wrist arthroplasty targets and alleviates swelling, promoting a more comfortable and functional wrist joint.

Stiffness: The procedure actively addresses stiffness issues, facilitating increased flexibility and ease of movement post-surgery.

What is The Recovery Time for Wrist Arthroplasty?

Following wrist arthroplasty, patients typically experience a postoperative recovery period. This phase involves rehabilitation and guided exercises to regain strength and flexibility of the joint. The specific recovery time can vary depending on individual factors, but patients often witness a significant improvement in symptoms shortly after the surgery. Working closely with your healthcare professionals ensures a tailored rehabilitation plan for a smoother and more effective recovery.

Regular follow-up appointments with healthcare providers, including Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA), are essential to monitor progress and address potential concerns.

Does Wrist Replacement Work Long-Term?

The long-term outlook following wrist arthroplasty is generally positive. Patients often experience a substantial reduction in pain, improved range of motion, and enhanced functionality in the wrist. However, it is crucial to adhere to postoperative guidelines, including activity restrictions and prescribed medications, to ensure the longevity of the artificial joint and sustained benefits.

Moreover, advancements in medical technology and surgical techniques continue to refine the wrist arthroplasty procedure, improving outcomes and patient satisfaction. As research and innovation progress, the field of wrist joint replacement evolves, offering promising prospects for those seeking effective solutions for debilitating wrist arthritis.

Wrist Arthroplasty Treatment With Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurological Associates

Experience cutting-edge care from the highly trained physicians at Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA). With roots in Spartanburg, SC, since 1962, our expert, board-certified practitioners specialize in orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, and pain management. Utilizing the latest medical technologies, our integrated practice provides comprehensive care for the spine, skeletal system, nervous system, and supporting structures. Choose CONA for total quality care and prioritize your optimal health. We serve patients from Spartanburg, SC, Duncan, SC, and Greenville, SC.

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