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Is an artificial wrist joint suggested for a 27 y/o male?

Is an artificial wrist joint suggested for a 27 y/o male?

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Out of all artificial joints, wrist and ankle probably have the least indications for use. Any joint replacement at your age will wear out. A wrist fusion is a better option. Although you won't be able to move the wrist, a solid fusion is painless and virtually indestructible. Most people can compensate for the lack of wrist motion without much difficulty. See a board certified orthopaedic hand dr. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What are possible causes of wrist joint chills?

What are possible causes of wrist joint chills?

Go to ER: Chills are usually an indication of ongoing infection and are accompanied by fevers. They occur when bacterial pyrogens enter the bloodstream from an infected area. You should have your wrist examined immediately at an emergency room and x-rays taken. ...Read more

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How can I treat wrist joint dislocation?

How can I treat wrist joint dislocation?

You cannot: A true wrist dislocation can be devastating to your hand function. You need to seek the advise of a hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Had a cortisone injection in wrist joint 13 weeks ago, still in so much pain, why? No one can find why?

Had a cortisone injection in wrist joint 13 weeks ago, still in so much pain, why? No one can find why?

Wrist pain : Persistent or increased pain from cortisone injection into wrist after 13 weeks needs to be further looked into . At times cortisone injections can cause more pain due to steroid induced inflammation , tendon, nerve, joint or bony injury locally . Other causes are infections and occasionally avascular necrosis . Follow up with doctor for further assessment with MRI / ct and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion / cyst on my wrist joint but it has just popped under my skin is it anything to worry about?

I have a ganglion / cyst on my wrist joint but it has just popped under my skin is it anything to worry about?

Wrist mass: How do u know that it is a ganglion? If u have a wrist mass which is not painful, does not affect your wrist motion or function , is not progressively getting bigger, than u can just keep an eye on it . Otherwise get it checked ...Read more

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I have a swelling in my right wrist joint that can be seen like a bubble under my skin when I bend it. What is it?

I have a swelling in my right wrist joint that can be seen like a bubble under my skin when I bend it. What is it?

Ganglion: A ganglion cyst is a swelling at crease of wrist which arise between bones of wrist. This can be ignored if not painful. If painful out patient surgery with orthopedist or hand surgeon can remove this cyst but there is a 15 per cent recurrence rate after surgery. ...Read more

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Hit solid door with side on my fist but connected closer to my wrist really hurts just above wrist joint a bit swollen any damage? Doesn't hurt to move wrist etc?

Hit solid door with side on my fist but connected closer to my wrist really hurts just above wrist joint a bit swollen any damage? Doesn't hurt to move wrist etc?

Wrist pain: I agree, unlikely fracture. The most common fracture is a Boxer's fracture which involves punching. Follow up if worse. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more