I have had RA since I was 11. I had two hip replacements ten years back which worked brilliantly.
I am now looking into wrist replacement as my right wrist has almost no motion and am unable to carry a shopping bag, wash up, blow dry without causing serious pain. Even swimming and riding a bike really hurts.
I saw a surgeon who explained to me that wrist replacements were nothing like hip replacements which are more or less like giant lego, and who swore black and blue that fusion was the only viable option and wrist replacements are a mess. From what I have read though the technology is getting better. So I guess my issue is which procedure to get done and how long to wait if better wrist replacements do come along.
I have four questions.
1. Has anyone had a wrist replacement or a wrist fusion?
2. If so what has your experience been like?
3. Does waiting too long create problems?
4. Could you type after? I work part-time and it requires me to use the keyboard and mouse a lot?