While hip and knee replacement are commonly-performed joint replacement surgeries, wrist replacement is more complicated and less common. Therefore, it is best performed by an expert hand surgeon who has special training in this procedure. It is most often performed on people suffering from painful arthritis and for whom other treatment options no longer provide relief. This procedure involves replacement of the damaged wrist with an implant made of metal and surgical plastic. Unlike most hip and knee replacement surgeries, wrist replacement can often be performed in an outpatient setting. The time for full recovery is generally six to eight weeks.
Bossier Orthopedics is the only local clinic and one of only a few sites in Louisiana that offers this advanced surgery. To schedule an appointment with our hand surgeon, call (318) 212-7841. To gain detailed information about this topic, click here.
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(318) 212-7846 (Fax)
2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 200
Bossier City, LA 71111