Why would my doctor recommend joint replacement surgery to fix my problems with wrist arthritis?

The wrist joint is replaced with an artificial joint (also called a prosthesis) much less often than other joints in the body, such as the knee or the hip. Still, when necessary, this operation can effectively relieve the pain caused by wrist arthritis. When severe arthritis has destroyed the wrist joint, an artificial wrist replacement can help restore wrist strength and motion for many patients.