Arthroscopic wrist surgery is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that allows our specialists at HSA to diagnose and treat various wrist conditions with the utmost precision.
Diagnosis and treatment with arthroscopic wrist surgery
During this procedure, a small camera, called an arthroscope, is inserted through tiny incisions in the wrist joint. The arthroscope provides a clear view of the wrist's internal structures, allowing us to resolve specific issues with precision surgical techniques.
Arthroscopic wrist surgery is an invaluable diagnostic tool for identifying the underlying cause of wrist pain, instability, or limited range of motion. By helping visualize the wrist's ligaments, cartilage, and bones for an accurate diagnosis, this approach reveals the following wrist injuries and conditions:
- Wrist Ligament Tears: Damage to the ligaments that support the wrist joint, such as scapholunate ligament tears.
- Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tears: Injuries to the TFCC, a group of ligaments and cartilage in the wrist.
- Ganglion Cysts: Fluid-filled cysts that develop near the wrist joint.
- Wrist Fractures: Broken bones in the wrist, including scaphoid fractures.
- Wrist Arthritis: Degenerative joint disease affecting the wrist.
Once a definitive diagnosis is made through arthroscopy, our skilled surgeons can perform various therapeutic interventions during the same procedure. This may include:
- Ligament Repair or Reconstruction: Restoring the integrity of damaged wrist ligaments.
- TFCC Repair: Repairing tears or injuries to the triangular fibrocartilage complex.
Removal of Ganglion Cysts: Drainage or excision of ganglion cysts to alleviate pain and pressure.
- Wrist Fracture Fixation: Stabilizing fractured wrist bones using screws, pins, or plates.