Wrist Arthroscopy

What is it?

Wrist arthroscopy is a procedure used to examine, diagnose, and treat problems inside the wrist joint. Your surgeon will insert a small camera into the wrist joint. This is done in order to capture and display images that will be used to guide the procedure. You may need a wrist arthroscopy if you have symptoms associated with: ligament/TFCC tears and other conditions and/or injuries to the wrist.

How is it Performed?

Two or more small incisions, often known as portals, are made on the back part of the wrist so that a small arthroscopic camera and surgical instruments can gain access to the wrist area. The surgeon will use specialized surgical instruments to correct problems that have been uncovered within the wrist. Once the problems have been fixed, the portals can be closed with a small stitch.


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