Is joint replacement surgery in the wrist possible?

This procedure is less common but it is possible and may be a viable option for you, depending on your specific condition.

Joint replacement surgery is most often performed on the knee or hip but it can be done in the wrist as well. During the procedure, the damaged parts of your wrist are replaced with artificial parts.

Wrist replacement surgery can be a solution if you suffer from severe osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, you need to use your wrists for heavy daily demands and the other treatment options are not working for you.

In wrist surgery, your wrist bones may be fused together to improve grip strength and reduce or eliminate pain, but as a result, you will not be able to bend your wrist. However, the improvement is important because as a result of severe arthritis you may find it difficult to grip or pinch. 

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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