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Wrist Arthroscopy: A Closer Look

In a wrist arthroscopy, your surgeon will typically make 2 to 3 small incisions (poke holes) around the wrist. He or she then inserts a small camera and miniature instrument through the incisions. This allows the doctor to assess the structures in the wrist. This procedure may be recommended if you have a painful condition that has not responded to non-surgical treatment such as rest, medications, physical therapy, and possible injections.

Trauma, overuse, and age-related degeneration are responsible for most wrist problems.

For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.