What is Wrist Arthroscopy?
Wrist Arthroscopy is a procedure that uses a small surgical camera and surgical tools to treat chronic pain or loss of function in the wrist due to damaged cartilage, ligaments or bone spurs. Damage to the cartilage, ligaments or bone spurs can be the result of previous injuries (such as repetitive sprains or a fracture) or arthritis and can limit day to day mobility.
The Board Certified Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeons at OSS Health are experts in Wrist Arthroscopy procedures and have helped thousands of patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle following this procedure.
How is Wrist Arthroscopy Performed at OSS Health?
At OSS Health, a Wrist Arthroscopy is performed as an outpatient procedure so you are able to return home the same day as your procedure.
During the procedure the following steps are performed:
- Incision, Several small incisions are made in the area of the wrist.
- Arthroscope insertion. Small surgical tools and a surgical camera are inserted into the wrist joint.
- Joint exploration. The wrist is explored and damaged cartilage or bone spurs are trimmed or removed.
- Ligament repair. If there is damage to the ligaments the ligament may be repaired with sutures and/or small anchors during the procedure.
The incision is then closed with small sutures or bandages. Total surgical time is usually less than 1 hour and you are able to return home shortly after the procedure.
Disclaimer: If this is a medical emergency, please dial 911 or report to your nearest emergency room.
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