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Advancements in wrist arthroplasty may help patients experience return to normal function

Traditionally, wrist fusion has been the gold standard for pan-carpal wrist arthritis due to low complication rates, pain relief, and durability.

Dr. Weiss

But one of the disadvantages of wrist fusion lies in the elimination of radiocarpal motion, according to the published literature. So, is total wrist arthroplasty a better option?

Dr. Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, a fellowship-trained hand surgeon with University Orthopedics, recently spoke with Orthopedics Today about the benefits of total wrist arthroplasty (TWA).

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