If you have constant wrist pain, you may find it hard to work, enjoy hobbies, or perform other daily activities. Wrist surgery and treatment can offer relief, so you can do the things you love without discomfort.
At Dignity Health Central California, our orthopedic surgeons treat a variety of wrist conditions. Find a Doctor to provide wrist surgery in Central California with experts who provide care with dignity and respect for your well-being.
Trusted Wrist Pain Treatment at Dignity Health Central California
Whether you type as a daily part of your job or spend your free time woodworking, wrist pain can interfere with these and other activities. Overuse and injury can lead to these conditions that can benefit from wrist surgery procedures:
- Ganglion cysts, which are fluid-filled cysts
- Inflammatory types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, which narrows a nerve in your wrist
- Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, which breaks down bones and cartilage
- Wrist joint injuries, such as dislocations, bone fractures, and torn cartilage and ligaments
- Wrist joint infections, also known as septic arthritis
Your orthopedic surgeon will talk to you about your personal goals and recovery from wrist surgery, considering your physical, mental, and spiritual needs.
What to Expect from Wrist Surgery & Recovery
Our wrist surgery and treatment options can help ease your symptoms. Common wrist surgeries include wrist fusion, carpal tunnel release, wrist replacement, and wrist arthroscopy. Wrist bone fractures and dislocations also are effectively treated with surgery.
Your specific wrist condition will determine if your surgeon uses open surgery, wrist arthroscopy, or another minimally invasive procedure. Depending on your surgery, you may go home the same day or spend some time in one of our hospitals.
A cast or splint will protect your wrist after surgery. Physical therapy will help you build strength and movement in your wrist.
To learn more about your wrist pain and see if surgery is right for you, take our online assessment and discuss the results with your doctor.
Dignity Health Central California comprehensive orthopedics services provide pain relief with wrist surgery and treatment in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.