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Wrist Replacement in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Wrist Replacement.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Antonio Narvaez

Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology and Sports Medicine

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Centro Médico Teknon

Teknon Medical Center is one of the leading hospitals in the private health sector in Spain, with its high quality of medical and welfare service in an environment that combines personal attention with the support of the latest technology.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Rafael Canosa Sevillano

Head of Division of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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About Wrist Replacement

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Wrist Replacement Surgery?
Wrist replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which a severely injured or damaged wrist is replaced by an artificial implant of the wrist joint.

Wrist replacement surgery aims to achieve recovery of wrist movements. The length of the tendons and muscles of the fingers are restored as well, and in this way the lost strength is recovered. The patient's ability to engage in daily activities is also improved.

The Wrist Implant
The wrist implant may be of different designs. Mostly, the wrist implant consists of two components that are required for the two sides of the joint. The components are metal made and in the space between the components a superior quality plastic is used. Modern day implants replicate the wrist anatomy.

One component is placed into the forearm radius. The part of this component towards the wrist joint consists of a curve that fits the other component. The carpal component that is placed into the hand bone is inserted through one long and two shorter stems. It consists of a flat surface. The plastic spacer is placed between the two components in the area of the joint. It comes in different sizes and is shaped flat on one side and curved on the other. Due to this design, it is able to fit into the carpal component, and move on the radial component. This enables natural wrist movements.

How is Wrist Replacement Surgery Performed?

  • An incision is made on the posterior side of the wrist.
  • The tendons in the wrist are moved out of the way to reach the joint capsule.
  • The joint capsule is opened to reveal the wrist joint.
  • The damaged portions of the bones of the lower arm are removed.
  • The foremost line of carpal bones may also be extracted.
  • The radial component of the wrist implant is placed into the middle of the radius bone on the exterior side of the lower arm. Bone cement is used to hold the component in place.
  • The carpal component is subsequently placed into the third metacarpal or attached to the remaining line of carpal bones. Bone cement is used to fix the component in place.
  • The carpal bones may be joined together to support the component in a better way.
  • The spacer is placed between the components.
  • The tendons are placed back and the incision is closed.

How to Prepare for Wrist Replacement?
  • The patient is physically examined to ensure that the patient is in a good condition to undergo surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription. These may include supplements or herbs or drugs.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions.
  • The patient may be required to meet the physical or occupational therapist to learn some exercises before the surgery. The physical therapist helps the patient to be prepared for the post-surgery rehabilitation.
  • The patient must stop smoking to ensure a quick recovery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Wrist replacement may be done as an outpatient procedure.
Some patients may need to be hospitalized for a day after the surgery.

Days admitted : General or Regional Anesthesia

Recovery : Risks of anesthesia include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Allergic reaction to medication
Risks of wrist replacement include:
- Loosening of the artificial joint
- Severe pain
- Requirement of another surgery
- Nerve and blood vessel injury
- Bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Infection

Risks : Risks of anesthesia include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Allergic reaction to medication
Risks of wrist replacement include:
- Loosening of the artificial joint
- Severe pain
- Requirement of another surgery
- Nerve and blood vessel injury
- Bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Infection

After care : - The patient is required to undergo physical and occupational therapy which will help in controlling pain and swelling. Some exercises will help in gaining strength and stability of the wrist joint. The exercises should be continued even after the physical therapy sessions are over.
- The patient should avoid using tools like hammers, drills etc.
- Lifting weight should be limited and physical activities that may result in a fall should be strictly avoided.
- The patient is advised to schedule follow up visits with the doctor on a regular basis.

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