Wrist arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat several ailments related to the wrist joint. In this procedure, a tiny camera is inserted into the joint to diagnose problems, and we can insert tools in the same incision to treat the problems found there.
Wrist arthroscopy can be used to treat damage from trauma, disease, or degeneration of the eight small bones in the wrist or the ligaments and tendons that help the joint function.
Wrist arthroscopy involves making a small incision in the wrist and inserting a tube with a camera. Images of the inside of the wrist are displayed on a screen so the surgeon can diagnose any issues and determine the best way to treat them.
In some cases, the surgeon can treat the diagnosed problem during the wrist arthroscopy. The surgeon can remove inflamed areas, fix fractures, repair torn tendons or ligaments, or remove abnormalities such as ganglion cysts.
Wrist arthroscopy usually results in minor bleeding and scarring than traditional surgeries, and recovery times are shorter. The wrist will need to be elevated and bandaged for several days with a diagnostic procedure. Treatment procedures may mean a bit longer recovery time.