With hand and wrist surgery, the most common joint problems arise from arthritis. This usually requires the use of implants to replaces the damaged joints. This is an inpatient procedure that requires a short one night stay, but full rehabilitation is quite lengthy. The joint will have to be stabilized in an aircast for the wrist or a splint for the fingers for four to five weeks after surgery, followed by six to eight weeks of rehabilitation.
Northtowns Orthopedics, P.C. is pleased to provide the following information about hand issues for your continuing education: