Wrist Arthritis

Wrist arthritis may develop for many and various reasons. Often is secondary to an (unnoticed or minor) injury or a fracture. There are many options to treat wrist arthritis but my first line is often injection to ease the symptoms. I have had excellent results with wrist denervation to rid patients of disabling pain. Partial wrist fusions (making painful immobile joints into painless immobile joints by sticking them together surgically) and total wrist fusions are offered but only after failure of other means as they cause a decreased range of motion. Recent advances in pyrocarbon wrist replacements also allow for this option if needed.