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After Your Wrist Is Replaced

People with rheumatoid arthritis often experience wrist symptoms that make them likely candidates for wrist replacement (wrist arthroplasty). 

This procedure which can be done under general anesthesia or regional block anesthesia, involves replacing the damaged wrist with an artificial joint made of several metal components. After wrist arthroplasty, the patient wears an arm-length cast for 10 to 14 days, after which a splint is worn for up to 8 weeks. During recovery, it is very important for a patient to work with a hand therapist who can help control pain and swelling, recommend exercises to restore movement and increase strength, a teach ways to grip and support items without unduly straining the wrist. 

If you have just had a wrist replacement - or a hip replacement, a bad fall, or even a sports injury - physical therapy is a vital part of your recovery. Call our office to find state-of-the-art facility, warm and caring therapists, and a supportive environment so that you can recover fully and comfortably. We can also help you if you're suffering from arthritis, orthopedic problems, or a back or neck injury. In addition, we can provide home treatments for geriatric patients who are physically unable to come to our office. Call 949-429-3220 today to lean more about our services, or visit our office at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano. 

P.S. With careful use, an artificial wrist can be expected to last 10 to 15 years. Learn about the latest in photobiomodulation with THOR laser.