Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for wrist sprain in Palm Beach. Wrist sprain is the medical name given to injury of the wrist ligaments. These ligaments are tissues that connect bones to other bones. Injury to the ligaments can be simple bruising, a partial tear, or a full tear of the ligament.
WHAT CAUSES WRIST SPRAIN?
Ligament sprains are primarily caused by trauma to the affected area. They usually result in significant pain, and in the worse scenarios they may lead to instability of the bones that they are holding together if the ligaments are fully ruptured. The image below shows some of the most commonly injured wrist ligaments.
WRIST SPRAIN PROCEDURE
There are three main types of wrist sprain surgery: wrist arthroscopy, ligament repair, ligament reconstruction. Dr. Rueda is an expert in all of these procedures, and has presented on the subject in national meetings. Some of the differences across the types of surgery are listed below:
Can diagnose ligament ruptures and remove inflammatory tissue to reduce pain
Repairs disrupted or torn ligaments to re-establish normal anatomy
For injuries where the torn ligament is extensively damaged. The ligament is recreated using the body’s own tissue.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Patients with classic history, symptoms, and exam who have failed conservative treatment are good candidates for the procedure.
Complications in wrist sprain surgery are specific to every procedure. Dr. Rueda will discuss these with you personally. Unlikely but serious risks include failure of repair or reconstruction.