What is wrist arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique of visualizing the inside of a joint. The wrist is a complex joint made up of many bones and ligaments, which hold the bones together . Wrist arthroscopy allows the surgeon to diagnose and treat many problems of the wrist through a series of very small incisions (portals). In the last 5 years, the wrist has become the third most common joint to undergo arthroscopy, after the knee and shoulder. Because the incisions used with wrist arthroscopy are smaller and disrupt less soft tissue than conventional open surgery, pain, swelling and stiffness are minimized and recovery is often faster.