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Is it possible to get arthritis in your wrists?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Arthritis can affect people in the wrists with the aging process.
There is also a higher likelihood of developing arthritis following a traumatic injury to the wrist (e.g. Fractures or sprains). Finally, some patients develop forms of inflammatory arthritis which can affect multiple articulations within the wrist.

In brief: Yes

Arthritis can affect people in the wrists with the aging process.
There is also a higher likelihood of developing arthritis following a traumatic injury to the wrist (e.g. Fractures or sprains). Finally, some patients develop forms of inflammatory arthritis which can affect multiple articulations within the wrist.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, with injury

Yes, many things can cause wrist arthritis.
Most common is a ligament injury to the scapholunate ligament which causes instability of the scaphoid bone gradually leading to arthritis. Also fractures that disrupt joint surfaces can lead to arthritis. Less common causes are inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease *cpps).

In brief: Yes, with injury

Yes, many things can cause wrist arthritis.
Most common is a ligament injury to the scapholunate ligament which causes instability of the scaphoid bone gradually leading to arthritis. Also fractures that disrupt joint surfaces can lead to arthritis. Less common causes are inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease *cpps).
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes, absolutely.

In brief: Yes

Yes, absolutely.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Yes you can get arthritis in your wrists.

In brief: Yes

Yes you can get arthritis in your wrists.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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