Wrist Arthroplasty | Wrist Joint Replacement Surgery

Wrist Arthroplasty in the wrist is very less common than knee or hip replacement but can be an option if you have painful arthritis that does not respond to other treatments. In wrist arthroplasty, the damaged parts of the wrist bones are removed and replaced with orthopedic implants. Wrist replacement surgery may help retain or recover wrist movements. It may also improve the ability to perform daily living activities, especially if there is arthritis in the elbow and shoulder.

Procedure

Wrist Arthroplasty can be done as an outpatient procedure, unlike a hip or knee replacement. Wrist replacement surgery is often combined with other procedures to correct deformities or disorders in the tendons, nerves, and small joints of the fingers, and thumb. An small incision is made on the back of the wrist. The damaged ends of the lower arm bones are removed and the first row of carpal bones may also be removed. The radial component of the prosthesis is inserted into the center of the radius bone on the outside of the lower arm. It is held in place with bone cement. Depending on the component design, the carpal component is then inserted into the center hand bone or screwed into the remaining row of carpal bones. Bone cement may be used to hold the component in place. The carpal bones may be linked or fused together to better secure this component. An appropriately sized spacer is used between the metal components.

Recovery

A cast will need to be worn for the first several weeks. When the cast is removed, a protective splint will be needed for the next 6 to 8 weeks. Although pain relief is immediate, gradual exercises will need to be done for several weeks to restore movement and, eventually, to increase power and endurance.

Uteshiya Medicare is one of the top manufacturers of Orthopedic implants and instruments. We know that these are to be inserted into a body and used for performing different surgeries, which means that their quality must adhere to the high-quality standards. Each of our orthopaedic implant and instrument undergoes strict quality surveillance along with required documentation. And hence ensures that high quality standards is maintained at every phase during the manufacturing. For more details call us at: +91 9998957054.

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