total joint replacement at the wrist and hand

Total Joint Replacement at the Wrist and Hand

total joint replacement at the wrist and hand

Total Joint Replacement at the Wrist and Hand

What is Total Joint Replacement?

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic, or ceramic device called a prosthesis.

The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

Hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery – big joint replacement – are most common, but replacement surgeries for other joints, including wrist and finger joints – small joint replacement are also possible.

Joint replacement surgery at the fingers, hand and wrist:

  • provide pain relief
  • increase finger range of motion
  • improve hand function
joint replacement

Are you a candidate for Total Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement surgery on the hand is an excellent option for 

hand joint replacement surgery in Dubai

What is the care after Total Joint Replacement?


1 night


Cephazolin 2g single shot

Pain management

Cox 2  (Arcoxia ™/Etoricoxib 90mg 1-0-0) for 7 – 10 days


Hand at heart level, no sling


Early regular movement from the 1st post-OP day on


Movement without force immediately, partial load (<10 kg) by 10-14

Days, full exercise (sport) 6 weeks post-op



1st dressing

before dismission: control of perfusion of the skin flap




24 – 48 h post-OP

(Attention: risk of hypotensive syncope in postoperative hypotension aggravated by vasodilation due to warm water)

Sick leave

1 – 6 weeks (depending on the type of work: desk job/manual work)


After complete wound healing

Removal of stitches

10-14 days post-OP


Fat creme 3-5x/d by the patient him/herself

Scare treatment

Silicon sheet application after complete wound healing + compression until complete scar healing


1-day post-op: X-ray control post-OP

10 days (suture removal)

3 weeks post-OP (start scar treatment)

6 weeks post-OP (control swelling, control scar treatment)

12 weeks post-OP (control swelling, control scar treatment, X-ray control osteointegration)

1-year post-OP (long-term result, X-ray control osteointegration)