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Wrist arthroscopy

What is a wrist arthroscopy?

Wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat problems within the joint of the wrist.

Common treatments include removing loose fragments, repairing ligaments, and treating fractures.

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What happens during a wrist arthroscopy?

During the procedure, a small camera is inserted into the joint to allow the doctor to view the inside of the wrist and make repairs as necessary.

What is recovery like after a wrist arthroscopy?

The wound should be kept clean and dry for two weeks in a soft bandage. Ligament repairs or fracture surgery may require a cast post operatively.

Early use of the fingers and hand are encouraged but heavy manual labour should be avoided until the wound has fully healed and the hand strength has returned.

Once the wound has healed massage the scar with E45/Nivea cream or similar.

Recovery time varies based on the type of repair, but can range from a few days to several weeks.


Mr Shyamalan is experienced in performing wrist arthroscopies and can provide the best possible outcome for our patients.

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