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Wrist replacement

Wrist replacement

Wrist replacement: Wrist replacement is surgery to replace worn out wrist cartilage and bones with man-made metal, ceramic, and plastic parts.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Wrist replacement

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Wrist replacement:

Non-Surgical Options: Wrist replacement

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Wrist replacement:

Other Surgical Options: Wrist replacement

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Wrist replacement may include these surgeries:

Procedure Complications: Wrist replacement

Possible surgical complications of Wrist replacement may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Dislocation of artificial wrist
  • Little to no improvement in wrist mobility

Wrist replacement: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Wrist replacement: Six to eight weeks.

Wrist replacement: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Wrist replacement) include:

  • Wrist arthroplasty

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