Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common acute or chronic conditions that may affect joints and tissues in wrists. Wrist arthroscopy can be performed with instruments like forceps, shavers, and knives attached to an arthroscope on any of the eight small bones and connecting ligaments that make up each wrist. Minimally invasive surgery may be done to ease chronic pain, repair fractures, remove ganglion cysts, or fix torn ligaments to restore full range-of-motion to the affected wrist.
Arthroscopic surgery is sometimes done for the purpose of looking inside shoulders, hips, wrists, ankles, and knees to determine what’s causing pain or limiting mobility. After the specific source of discomfort is determined, more precise arthroscopic procedures can be performed to restore function, relieve nerve pressure, or increase stability.