In Germany hand surgery is a separate field of medicine, combined with plastic surgery. The most frequent disease in addition to traumas is degenerative joint changes. In this field, surgery is aimed primarily to restore the function of joints and correction of their deformities.
Wrist joint endoprosthesis is used in case of degenerative changes in the wrist joint. This method is relatively new in orthopedics. Such operations are carried out in Europe since 1998. The number of clinics carrying out wrist joint endoprosthesis is limited in Germany.