Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for wrist arthroscopy in Palm Beach. Wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where a tiny camera is inserted into the wrist joint to diagnose and treat different diseases and conditions. Because it uses small incisions the recovery is faster than traditional open surgery.
WHAT CAN WRIST ARTHROSCOPY VISUALIZE OR REPAIR?
Not every wrist condition can be treated by means of wrist arthroscopy. Some of the most common reasons to undergo wrist arthroscopy are:
- Visualization of the cartilage in the wrist joint and arthritis
- Evaluation of wrist ligaments
- Evaluation of chronic wrist pain
- Repair of wrist ligaments.
WRIST ARTHROSCOPY PROCEDURE
Wrist arthroscopy is performed by inserting a small fiber-optic tube housing a camera inside the wrist joint. To perform procedures its also necessary to insert other instruments to help clean and manipulate internal structures. The camera then projects the image into a monitor to enable the surgeon to perform the work required.
Made in the back of the wrist and only 4mm long to fit the camera
Made in the back of the wrist and only 2-3mm long to fit the instruments
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Wrist arthroscopy is a very safe procedure, however, it has risks. The most common risk is temporary stiffness of the wrist which gradually improves with therapy. Unlikely risks include possible nerve and tendon injury.