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What is Joint Replacement Surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure in which bone and structures that line the joint are removed and replaced with new parts. This procedure is necessary when the articular cartilage (the substance on the surface of a bone) wears out or is damaged, which means the bones will no longer glide smoothly against one another. It may also stem from abnormal joint fluid.

The new parts may be made of metal, plastic, or materials that are carbon-coated. They allow the joints to move again without pain, increase range of motion, and can improve the look of the joints. Finger joints, knuckle joints, and wrist joints are commonly replaced.

After joint replacement surgery, you will most likely work with a hand therapist and could possibly wear a splint. However, with this procedure, there are always risks. There could be an infection, or the implant could fail, causing more joint pain. The implant could also wear out over time, resulting in the need for another surgery. In addition, vessels, nerves or other structures near the surgery site could be damaged. Talk to your doctor about the risks of joint replacement surgery before agreeing to the procedure.

If you have joint pain, surgery may or may not be the answer. Consult a hand surgeon, as every case is different. Visit our website to learn more about joint replacement surgery and the alternatives to surgery.

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  • April 13, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Hello my friend
    I have had a hand surgery near the wrist joint that led to its failure. How can I communicate with any specialist who can help me to get my hand moving? Thank you.

  • March 14, 2019 at 7:22 AM

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  • December 28, 2018 at 5:28 AM

    The joint surgery is performed to relief the pain. It may occur due to any accidents or old age. It is necessary to have a healthy life ahead.

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