Total Wrist Joint Replacement (Wrist Arthroplasty)

Hand & Wrist Arthritis & Joint Replacement - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

Replacement of the wrist joint (or wrist arthroplasty) is less common than hip or knee replacement, but can be an option for treating orthopaedic wrist conditions (especially arthritis) that aren’t responsive to other treatment options.

In the procedure, an incision is made on the back of the wrist. The damaged ends of the bones are removed, and a prosthetic is installed and secured in place with bone cement. Replacing the damaged wrist joint can result in up to 50% of normal movement being restored.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and total wrist joint replacement surgery in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/wrist-joint-replacement-wrist-arthroplasty: click the link to read more about the procedure. To find out more about total wrist joint replacements or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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