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.