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When is a wrist reconstructive surgery recommended?

This procedure may be the best option for you if your wrist cartilage is damaged or worn away by infection, disease, or injury.

Wrist reconstructive surgery may be required on patients that suffer from an arthritic condition that caused the cartilage to be worn away, or after a traumatic injury or disease. Your doctor will help you determine if wrist reconstructive surgery is the best procedure for you.

Wrist surgery is often used to correct deformities that people with rheumatoid arthritis developed with their joints, bones, and other structures in their hands or wrist.

The wrist itself is made up of many small bones that are connected with tough tissue known as ligaments. Due to this complex structure, the optimal surgical approach will vary depending on a number of different factors including the extent of the damage, as well as your preferences.

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