Wrist joint replacement, or wrist arthroplasty, is an option for individuals with chronic arthritic pain that has not improved with conservative treatment methods. Wrist replacement surgery involves replacing damaged parts of the wrist with artificial components called a prosthesis in order to alleviate pain and restore range of motion to the wrist. Following the recovery process, which involves physical therapy exercises to regain wrist function, patients are typically able to return to normal daily activities free of wrist pain.
Wrist replacement is often recommended following a traumatic injury to the wrist that has resulted in debilitating arthritis. Wrist joint replacement may also be recommended when:
- A patient is already experiencing severe wrist pain from an injury or a degenerative condition like arthritis
- Conservative treatment options, such as resting the wrist, wearing a splint, and taking over-the-counter pain medications, do not sufficiently relieve symptoms
- Range of motion in the wrist is limited as a result of the injury or wrist condition
Individuals with wrist pain can consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss their treatment options. At Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, Dr. Richard Gray, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and minimally invasive joint procedures. His patients benefit from his 20+ years of experience providing treatment as well as his personal approach to patient care. Dr. Gray’s treatment options have helped countless individuals achieve a better quality of life free of joint pain.
If you would like to learn more about wrist joint replacement surgery and find out if this is the right treatment option for you, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gray.
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