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Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after surgeons for wrist arthritis in Palm Beach. Osteoarthritis, commonly known as arthritis, can occur in any of the joints of the wrist. The word “arthritis” means inflammation in the joint. The symptoms can be very debilitating and limits people from doing basic every day activities.

Wrist Arthritis Symptoms and Diagnosis

Finger Normal Joint, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


The cause of arthritis is poorly understood. It is however more common with age and after trauma. The wrist if formed by two bones of the forearm (radius and ulna), and the carpal bones connecting the forearm to the finger bones. The most commonly involved carpal bones in wrist arthritis are the scaphoid and lunate bones. The normal joint anatomy consist of the two ends of a bone covered by a cartilage cap or cartilage surface; the space between the two surfaces is covered with joint fluid that assist in lubrication. In wrist arthritis, the cartilage in the surface wears out leading the forearm bones to be in contact with carpal bones (See Image). This rubbing of bone-on-bone leads to the pain and inflammation seen in arthritis.



There are three main types of wrist arthritis surgery: wrist denervation, wrist fusion, wrist replacement (arthroplasty). Dr. Rueda is an expert in all of these procedures, and has presented on the subject in national meetings. Some of the differences across the types of surgery are listed below:

Recovery and Downtime

Why Choose Precision hand Center for your Wrist Arthritis Procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Hand Fellowship trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience will be your safe and best choice for wrist arthritis. Successful results in this procedure requires a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in hand surgery and hand anatomy. Dr. Rueda has published articles in peer reviewed expert journals and his work has been presented in several national conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting and long-term relationship and have some of the wrist arthritis treatment Palm Beach can offer.

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