Physical Therapy in Merrimack Valley for Wrist
Welcome to Gemini Physical Therapy Spine & Sports Rehabilitation's patient resource about Artificial Joint Replacement of the Wrist.
The wrist joint is replaced with an artificial joint (also called a prosthesis) much less often than other joints in the body, such as the knee or the hip. Still, when necessary, this operation can effectively relieve the pain caused by wrist arthritis. When severe arthritis has destroyed the wrist joint, artificial wrist replacement surgery (also called wrist arthroplasty) can help restore wrist strength and motion for many patients.
This guide will help you understand:
- how the wrist is constructed
- what parts of the wrist are replaced
- what to expect after surgery