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Wrist Surgery

Twin Palm Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgery located in Ocala, FL

If you struggle with a wrist injury, arthritis, or severe or ongoing pain, the expert team at Twin Palm Orthopedics in Ocala, Florida, can help. Experienced orthopedic surgeons Derek Farr, DO, Nirav Gupta, DO, and their staff complete wrist surgeries to relieve your discomfort using state-of-the-art technology and procedures. Call the office to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online today.

Wrist Surgery Q & A

What is wrist surgery?

Your wrist connects your hand to your forearm and consists of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. 

Wrist surgery at Twin Palm Orthopedics uses cutting-edge technology, including arthroscopic techniques, to remove, repair, or replace tissues in your wrist joint. 

Is wrist surgery right for me?

Your Twin Palm Orthopedics specialist may recommend you undergo wrist surgery if you struggle with:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Strains or sprains
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other injuries or diseases
  • Age-related wear and tear

Your specialist discusses your medical history and reviews your symptoms to determine if wrist surgery is right for you. They examine your wrist joint and often suggest blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.

Sometimes at-home care, rest, ice, a brace, injections, or physical therapy can treat your condition without the need for surgery.

How should I prepare for wrist surgery?

To get ready for wrist surgery, follow your specialist’s instructions. They might ask you to stop taking certain medications or dietary supplements. Wear comfortable clothes the day of the procedure and arrange for someone to drive you home afterward.

What happens during the procedure?

Right before wrist surgery, the Twin Palm Orthopedics team gives you anesthesia to numb the treatment area plus a sedative so that you can avoid pain and anxiousness. 

Your surgeon makes a tiny incision in your wrist to examine it and remove, repair, or replace tissues to restore the joint structure. Then, they close the incision and take you to a recovery area to rest.

What should I expect after wrist surgery?

After wrist surgery, you can often go home the same day, but you must have someone drive you home. 

Wear a bandage and a brace or sling if your surgeon asks you to; ice the treatment area, rest your joint, and take medications as directed. Attend follow-up visits with the Twin Palm Orthopedics team and physical therapy sessions as needed to maximize your recovery.

To learn more about wrist surgery and find out if it’s right for you, call the Twin Palm Orthopedics office or request an appointment online today.