Wrist replacement is generally suggested when a wrist that has sustained a traumatic injury or has been affected by a severe degenerative disease, such as arthritis, is unresponsive to other treatments and no longer able to function properly. In some cases patients suffer from severe pain in the wrist and may have lost the ability to use it.

A wrist replacement eliminates pain and recovers diminished strength in the wrist by restoring length to the muscles and tendons of the fingers and wrist – improving motion and stability necessary to perform everyday activities.