Surgical Procedure For Wrist Arthroscopy and Wrist Injuries
Wrist arthroscopy is surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat issues of the wrist. A pen-size camera and lighting device, called an arthroscope, is inserted into the joint for a clear view. Initially, arthroscopy was used for diagnostic purposes only, but it is now used for surgical treatment as well.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, using smaller and fewer incisions than open surgical procedures. Because of this, the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and offers a shorter recovery than other surgical options.
Wrist arthroscopy can be used to treat the following issues:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: a condition caused by compression of the median nerve within a tunnel of bone and tissue in the wrist. This pressure can be released surgically by cutting the ligament on the roof of the tunnel.
- Wrist Fractures: to locate and remove small fragments of bone, as well as re-align and stabilize the fracture.
- Ganglion Cysts: a liquid-filled sac that can form on a stalk in the wrist. An arthroscope may be used in the removal of the stalk, reducing the chance the Ganglion cyst will return.
- Ligament Tears: to locate and repair tears in the ligaments.
Dr. Fiore is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship trained in hand surgery. For more information on treatment options, or to schedule a consultation, call Fiore Hand and Wrist at (281) 970-8002.
We are conveniently located within driving distance of Cypress TX, Katy TX, Spring TX, Tomball TX, The Woodlands TX, and Houston TX.
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