Wrist Arthroscopy

Wrist arthroscopy is typically performed when a patient has suffered an injury, such as a fall or a wrist twist, and is experiencing symptoms like pain, clicking, or swelling. These symptoms may indicate an underlying issue within the wrist joint. By directly visualizing the injury, arthroscopy is often the most effective method for diagnosis and repair. This procedure can be used to realign wrist fractures, remove certain wrist ganglions, cleanse infections, or eliminate excessive joint lining caused by inflammation from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Over the past five years, wrist arthroscopy has become the third most common joint procedure, following the knee and shoulder (see Figure 1). The use of smaller incisions during this procedure minimizes disruption to soft tissue, resulting in reduced pain, swelling, and stiffness, as well as faster recovery.

Wrist Arthroscopy Procedure

Wrist arthroscopy allows your doctor to visualize the ligaments and cartilage surfaces of the wrist bones. Some parts of the ligaments possess a good blood supply and can be repaired, while others lack a blood supply and need to be removed since they cannot heal.

During the procedure, a small camera attached to a thin tube is inserted through a small incision in the skin, directly into the back of the wrist joint (see Figure 2). The camera’s output is projected onto a television screen for enhanced visibility. Multiple small incisions are made to enable the surgeon to position the camera in various angles, providing a clear view of the cartilage, ligaments, and the synovium (the joint lining).

Following the surgery, your wrist will be wrapped in a bandage to immobilize it and manage pain. In most cases, wrist arthroscopy does not require an overnight hospital stay. Finger movement is typically encouraged to minimize swelling and stiffness, and your surgeon will provide specific instructions on wound care, therapy, safe activities, as well as any restrictions on work or exercise. Elevating the wrist is crucial to prevent swelling and reduce pain after the surgery.

Why Choose us?

At the South Florida Same Day Surgery Center, we offer a state-of-the-art facility equipped with cutting-edge technology and advanced medical equipment. Therefore, enabling our surgeons to perform wrist arthroscopy with exceptional precision and efficiency. We prioritize patient safety and comfort, adhering to strict cleanliness standards. Plus, employing the latest advancements in surgical equipment and techniques. As a same day surgery center, we understand the importance of minimizing hospital stays and facilitating a speedy recovery.

Our wrist arthroscopy procedures allow patients to undergo surgery and return home on the same day. Therefore, reducing the inconvenience and disruption associated with prolonged hospital stays. With our patient-centered approach, we place the needs and well-being of our patients at the forefront. We provide comprehensive preoperative evaluations, personalized treatment plans, and thorough postoperative care instructions. Our dedicated team ensures that each patient receives individualized attention, compassionate support, and ongoing follow-up. Therefore, optimizing their recovery and overall satisfaction.

Conveniently located in South Florida, our surgery center offers easy accessibility for patients throughout the region. Providing a comfortable and welcoming environment that promotes a positive patient experience from arrival to successful recovery.

So, Contact us today to schedule a tour of our renowned surgical center in Pompano Beach, Florida. Or call us at 954-532-1160 for additional information.

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