What is wrist arthroscopy, and how is it performed?
What Is Wrist Arthroscopy?
Wrist arthroscopy is a procedure that uses a small surgical camera and surgical tools through tiny incisions to treat chronic pain or loss of function in the wrist due to damaged cartilage, ligaments, or bone spurs.
Damage 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 Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Surgeons at OrthoNeuro 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 OrthoNeuro, wrist arthroscopy is performed as an outpatient procedure so you are able to return home the same day as your procedure.
During the procedure:
- Several small incisions are made in the area of the wrist.
- Small surgical tools and a surgical camera are inserted into the wrist joint.
- The wrist is explored and damaged cartilage or bone spurs are trimmed or removed.
- If there is damage to the ligaments, the ligament may be repaired with sutures and/or small anchors during the procedure.
- The incision is 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.
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If you have been considering a wrist arthroscopy, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
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